Siri Hustvedt

Hay Festival 2021
15 Nov 2021

Hay Festival Foundation

Hay Festival 2021

Siri will be a part of this year's Hay Festival Winter Weekend. For over 30 years Hay has brought readers and writers together to share stories and ideas in live sustainable events around the world, from the beaches of Cartagena de Indias to the cities of Beirut and Mumbai, reaching more than five million people across five continents. Siri's talk "Mothers, Fathers and Others" will be available via the "Hay Player" from November 15, 2021.

"The author’s expansive intellect is evident in this stunning collection of essays, whose subjects range from the nature of memory and time to what we inherit from our parents, the power of art during tragedy, misogyny, motherhood, neuroscience, and the books we turn to during a pandemic. Drawing on family history and her own experiences, she examines the boundaries we take for granted – between ourselves and others, between art and viewer –are far less stable than we imagine."