27. januar 2021
How to Proceed – with Édouard Louis
A new episode in our podcast with Linn Ullmann
Our guest in this episode is the French writer Édouard Louis. He talks about writing for your enemies, Black Lives Matter, Toni Morrison and ghosts at the table.
Talking to Louis is the British writer Nadifa Mohamed, one of three guest interviewers as Linn Ullmann takes some time off to finish her novel. You can read more about Mohamed and our two other guest interviewers here.
Music by Kingocito and Sandra Kolstad. Artwork by Julius Vidarssønn Langhoff.
Listen to the episode here:
Also check out a bonus reading from Édouard, in which he reads from his book Who Killed My Father:
You can read more about Édouard Louis and his publications here, and about Nadifa Mohamed and her publications here.
Want more? In this episode, Édouard Louis and Nadifa Mohamed talked about:
Édouard Louis, The End of Eddy
– History of Violence
– Who Killed My Father (check out Louis’s commissioned monologue on our stage, that was the early beginning of his novel)
Simone de Beauvoir
Pierre Bourdieu, Esquisse pour une auto-analyse
Thomas Ostermeier, the star director in whose staging of Who Killed My Father Édouard himself was on stage.
Toni Morrison (also, be sure to listen to Louis´s beuatiful talk on Toni Morrison’s books given at our stage in 2016)
J. M. G. Le Clézio
Peter Handke, A Sorrow Beyond Dreams (Wunschloses Unglück)
George Bernhard Shaw, Pygmalion
Stendhal, The Red and the Black (Le Rogue et le Noir)
Émile Zola, The Lady’s Delight (Au Bonheur des Dames)
Patricia Highsmith, The Talented Mr. Ripley
Philip Roth, The Human Stain
Nella Larsen, Passing
The character Rastignac (From Honoré de Balzac)
Didier Eribon, Returning to Reims (Retour à Reims)
Assa Traoré, Geoffroy de Lagasnerie, Le Combat Adama (be sure to check out our podcast from our stage conversation between Louis and de Lagasnerie about Adama Traoré, the yellow vests, bodies and violence)
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter
Lana del Rey
Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal?