Siri Hustvedt


Simon & Schuster

A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind

In a trilogy of works brought together in a single volume, Siri Hustvedt demonstrates the striking range and depth of her knowledge in both the humanities and sciences. Armed with passionate curiosity, a sense of humor, and insights from many disciplines, she repeatedly upends received ideas and cultural truisms.


Simon & Schuster

The Blazing World

From the internationally bestselling author, praised for her “beguiling, lyrical prose” (The Sunday Times Review, UK), comes a brilliant, provocative novel about an artist, Harriet Burden, who after years of being ignored by the art world conducts an experiment: she conceals her female identity behind three male fronts.

Feb 2018


“We Need to Talk About Erotic Art”

Twenty-nine years ago, a group of anonymous feminist artists known as the Guerrilla Girls unveiled a poster that read, "Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum? Less than 5% of the artists in the Modern Art Sections are women, but 85% of the nudes are female."

Jun 2017 - Jun 2017

University of Zurich

Doctoral Workshop on Life Writing

Worldwide renowned author Siri Hustvedt will be present for a doctoral workshop on Life Writing. Discussing Life Writing from the particular standpoint of authorship, this workshop is designed to offer unique insights in the writing practice of this outstanding female writer.

Jan 2018


Room for Doubt: Siri Hustvedt Takes on the Mind-Body Problem

Novelist and social critic Siri Hustvedt takes aim at our dogmas in her essay “Delusions of Certainty” from her collection of nonfiction pieces A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind.