Siri Hustvedt at the 2017 Edinburgh Book Festival
Join Siri Hustvedt for two events in August at the 2017 Edinburgh Book Festival.
“A Life of Art & Science”
On August 17th at 1.30 pm, Siri will be in conversation with local writer Jackie McGlone.
"More than 50 years after the bust-up over C P Snow's famous Rede Lecture on the chasm between art and science, we welcome Siri Hustvedt, acclaimed American novelist and commentator on feminism, art criticism and philosophy, who analyses how the two sides could understand each other better. “A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women” is her compelling and radical exploration of what's hard and what's soft in art, sex and the mind."
“Bodies of Experience”
The following day, August 18th, at 3.30 pm, she talks to acclaimed Turkish novelist and writer Elif Shafak "about the self, bodily experience and the role of women in public intellectual life. Both writers include novels as well as non-fiction in their oeuvre, and both are fascinated by the power of fiction to identify deeper truths."