Writing about the impoverished village of his childhood and the ramifications of disenfranchisement on his family, Édouard Louis is routinely described as Frace’s literary sensation. In conversation with Ruth Mackenzie.
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Édouard Louis is an author and editor whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian and Freeman’s. His first two novels, The End of Eddy and History of Violence, were translated into 30 languages and have made him one of the most celebrated writers of his generation. The stage adaptation of his book Qui a tué mon père (Who killed my father) appears in the 2024 Adelaide Festival and stars Louis himself.
Ruth Mackenzie CBE has more than 40 years’ experience in the arts world and in particular international festivals. A former director of Holland Festival, Manchester International Festival and Chichester Festival, Mackenzie was in charge of the official cultural program for the 2012 London Olympics and Artistic Director for the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. She is the current Artistic Director of Adelaide Festival.