Siri was happy to accept an invitation to join the jury for the Berggruen Prize.
Siri will attend the Princess of Asturias Awards ceremony on October 18, 2019, to accept her Literature award.
Siri Hustvedt will be in conversation online with Professor David Dwan, in an event hosted by the Linen Hall Library, which was founded in 1788 and is the oldest library in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
"We talked about art, gender, misogyny, racism and cultural authority, and her long fascination with the work of US visual artist Louise Bourgeois."
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.