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Édouard Louis

Édouard Louis, who is not yet twenty-five, is a quickly rising star in the French literary scene. His debut, an autobiographical novel titled The End of Eddy (originally En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule) was a bestseller in France and retold Louis’s experience growing up gay and under the poverty line in a rural, working-class French town. He eventually escaped to Paris with acceptance to the École Normale Supérieure, and his novel was published in 2014 when Louis was twenty-one. The novel has been translated into twenty languages and was published in English earlier this year. His second novel, Histoire de violence (2016), recounted his experience as a victim of rape and attempted murder in 2012. In 2014, Louis was awarded the Pierre Guénin Prize.

"The State of the Political Novel: An Interview with Édouard Louis"

The End of Eddy review by the Guardian