Siri Hustvedt

What is Essential? And Who?

What the World Values When It's Falling Apart.

    Jul 2020

    Norddeutscher Rundfunk

    "It's not a good time"

    In an interview with Germany's Norddeutscher Rundfunk for their online series "Eat, READ, Sleep," Siri talks about literature, and the current situation in the USA.



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.