Siri Hustvedt

Novelist, essayist and non-fiction writer
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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. The Blazing World was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Work of Fiction 2014. Her most recent collection of essays, A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex and the Mind was longlisted for the 2017 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Her work has now been translated into 36 languages.

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This is a funny, sad, through-provoking, and touching portrait of a woman who is blazing with postfeminist fury and propelled by artistic audacity.

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Blazing indeed.

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