Siri Hustvedt

Books
    News
    Apr 2017

    El País

    El País reviews A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women

    Carles Geli reviews Siri Hustvedt's latest book for Spanish newspaper El País.
    "Neuroscientists have long sought the genetic and biochemical causes of suicide. Is it an advance or a setback? The writer Siri Hustvedt is not clear either."

    News
    Mar 2017

    The Nation

    A new book by Siri Hustvedt offers challenging ways to understand how misogyny became so deeply embedded in our culture

    ...the novelist, essayist, scholar, and veritable Renaissance woman Siri Hustvedt presents an alternate version of feminism and the feminist critique in her new book, A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind. With arguments that span the humanities, neuroscience, and psychiatry, she offers challenging ways to understand how misogyny became so deeply embedded in our culture and how we (or, at least, practitioners in those fields) can begin to combat it.

Biography

Biography

Siri Hustvedt is the author of a book of poetry, three collections of essays, a work of non-fiction, and six novels, including the international bestsellers What I Loved and The Summer Without Men. Her most recent novel The Blazing World was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and won The Los Angeles Book Prize for fiction. In 2012 she was awarded the International Gabarron Prize for Thought and Humanities. She has a PhD in English from Columbia University and is a lecturer in psychiatry at Weil Cornell Medical College in New York. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages.