Edouard Louis

Edouard Louis

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Summary

Stephen Sackur speaks to writer Edouard Louis. Every so often a writer emerges with a voice so original, distinctive and strong that it is heard far beyond the confines of the book buying public. Edouard Louis produced a raw, harrowing account of his own upbringing in a working class town in the north of France five years ago. Since then he's written two more books drawn from his own experience of class, discrimination, violence, in a fractured France. It's tempting to see him as the voice of the gilets jaunes generation - is anger the fuel that propels him?
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