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Entre les Murs (English: Between the walls) is a work of contemporary fiction by French writer François Bégaudeau. It is a semi-autobiographical account of Bégaudeau's experiences as a literature teacher in an inner city middle school in Paris.

Published in 2006, it won the Prix France Culture/Télérama. In 2008, it was adapted to film by Laurent Cantet,[1] also called Entre les murs; this film received the Palme d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. The English-language version of Entre les murs was published in April 2009 by Seven Stories Press under the title The Class.[2]

Bibliographical informationEdit

  • Entre les murs , Éditions Verticales, 2006, ISBN 2-07-077691-3.


  1. ^ Entre les Murs (2008)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-28. Retrieved 2009-03-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)