On April 13, 2017, Randy Cohen brings his popular podcast “Person Place Thing” back to Brooklyn Historical Society, this time with special guest, award-winning novelist and essayist Siri Hustvedt.
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.
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.
Video recording of Siri Hustvedt and Jason Tougaw in conversation at Strand Bookstore in New York, December 15, 2016.
"According to bestselling author Siri Hustvedt, the election of Donald Trump marks a new split in the population of the US. Hear Hustvedt on her political awakening, the biases in contemporary society and writing in challenging times."
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.