On Campus: Author Siri Hustvedt

Written by Executive Editor on January 24th, 2011

Siri Hustvedt, who has written several novels, memoirs, books of essays and short stories, will be on campus for a lecture and panel this Thursday Jan. 27th thanks to Salmagundi Magazine and the English Dept..

The evening will begin with a lecture by Hustvedt ‘exploring the relationship between fiction and memoir’ followed by a panel discussion featuring English Dept. fixtures Robert Boyers, Melora Wolff and Greg Hrbek.

Hustvedt has written three novels: The Blindfold, The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, and What I Loved. The New York Times Book Review called the international best seller What I Loved “superb,” and continued, “What I Loved is a rare thing, a page-turner written at full intellectual stretch, serious but witty, large-minded and morally engaged.” Publisher’s Weekly called it “a gripping, seductive, break-out novel.” Hustvedt is also the author of several memoirs, including last year’s The Shaking Woman: A History of My Nerves, a neurological memoir about Hustvedt own recently developed seizure disorder. Hustvedt will deliver the 2011 Sigmund Freud Lecture in Vienna in May of this year.

Siri Hustvedt’s books are available online here.

That lovely picture of Hustvedt’s work space via this feature from TheGuardian.co.uk


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