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Édouard Louis Book Talk

Édouard Louis, author of the international bestsellers The End of Eddy and History of Violence, is sharing his experiences struggling with bullying, identity, class, and violence with the Library Foundation of Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 10 at the Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library.  

The author, a graduate from the École Normale Supérieure and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales who is also the editor of a scholarly work on the social scientist Pierre Bourdieu, writes about sexuality, class, and violence in his novels.

Louis’s first autobiographical novel, The End of Eddy, confronts first-hand the institution of discrimination he endured growing up in small town in Northern France. In his second book, History of Violence, he recollects his survival story of coping with post-traumatic stress disorder after a horrific incident on Christmas Eve 2012.

On October 10, Louis will be sharing his stories and discussing his bestselling novels with Steven Reigns.