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Édouard Louis on His Latest Memoir


“All the books I’ve written in the past were books that I decided to write suddenly while I was writing something else.” In this London Review Bookshop conversation, French writer Édouard Louis speaks about his writing process and discovering the parts of his mother’s life he did not know for his new memoir, A Woman’s Battles and Transformations (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022), with translator and novelist Tash Aw.

André Aciman on Essay Writing


“I’ve found myself constantly using the adverb ‘almost’ and so, I call myself an almost-writer. I reuse it all the time,” says André Aciman in this conversation about his new book of essays, Homo Irrealis (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021), with author Brian Dillon for the London Review Bookshop. “It’s just my way of approaching and avoiding certainties—because I don’t think there are any certainties in life.”

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