Who Killed My Father

Who Killed My Father


Penguin presents the audio edition of Who Killed My Father, written and read by Edouard Louis.

Who Killed My Father is the story of a tough guy – the story of the little boy I never was. The story of my father.

In Who Killed My Father, Édouard Louis explores key moments in his father’s life, and the tenderness and disconnects in their relationship.

Told with the fire of a writer determined on social justice, and with the compassion of a loving son, the book urgently and brilliantly engages with issues surrounding masculinity, class, homophobia, shame and social poverty.

It unflinchingly takes aim at systems that disadvantage those they seek to exclude – those who have their expectations, hopes and passions crushed by a society which gives them little thought.


  • Edouard Louis [is] the vanguard of France’s new generation of political writers
    Arjun Neil Alim, Evening Standard

About the author

Edouard Louis

Édouard Louis is the author of The End of Eddy, History of Violence and Who Killed My Father, and the editor of a book on the social scientist Pierre Bourdieu. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages, making him one of the most celebrated writers of his generation worldwide.
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