Édouard Louis, born as Eddy Bellegueule, is a literary rising star. In his autobiographical debut "En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule", published in 2014, he describes his childhood of poverty, alcoholism, unemployment and racism and his escape from these precarious conditions. The book, a bestseller in France and translated in over 20 languages, provoked a heated debate over social inequality and the resulting violence. In 2016, his second autobiographical novel "Histoire de la violence" (The history of violence") followed. The novel is going to be adapted for the stage by Thomas Ostermeier and the premiere will be June 3rd at the Schaubühne Berlin.
Time: 9.30 pm
Location: König Galerie, Alexandrinenstraße 118–121, 10969 Berlin
The event will be in English.