Siri Hustvedt

May 2019

The New York Times

So Much Longing in So Little Space. The Art of Edvard Munch, By Karl Ove Knausgaard

"Writers must not underestimate the painter’s labor and study, that effort which is so like an effort of thought and which allows us to speak of a language of painting.” This sentence from the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty might serve as an epigraph for a new book on the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch by the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard.

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.

Nov 2016


Tübingen poetry lectureship: Siri Hustvedt

"The American writer Siri Hustvedt holds the Tübingen Poetics Lectures this year. In her lectures, she talked about the origin of human narrative, the connection between narrative and mental health, and the fear of the West against femininity."

Oct 2016

The New York Times

“What’s Up With Those Voices in Your Head?”

For many writers, it is an internal "voice" that serves as the very means by which each sentence gets written, the shining guide through the darkness. “I don’t write; I am written,” the author Siri Hustvedt has said, and scientific evidence corroborates her claim.