Siri Hustvedt

Siri Hustvedt was born and raised in Minnesota. Her first novel, The Blindfold (1992) was translated into 17 languages. Since then, Hustvedt has published a number of novels including the internationally best-selling What I Loved and The Summer Without Men, and a range of nonfiction titles, including The Shaking Woman, a neurological memoir which is both a personal account of Hustvedt’s experience as a patient and an exploration of the ambiguities of diagnosis. In 2012, she was awarded the International Gabarron Prize for Thought and Humanities, and in 2014 she won the Los Angeles Book Prize for Fiction and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize for The Blazing World. Her latest collection of essays A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind was a finalist for the 2017 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for Art of the Essay. Hustvedt holds a PhD in English literature and is lecturer in psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. 

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