Édouard Louis

Born Eddy Belleguele, Édouard Louis grew up in Hallencourt, a village in Northern France where many live below the poverty line. His autobiographical debut novel, En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule, translated into English as The End of Eddy, has been a sensational bestseller throughout Europe, sparking debate on social inequality, sexuality and violence. His second novel, Histoire de la Violence, was published in France in 2016.