Siri Hustvedt is the author of a book of poems, four collections of essays, six novels, and a work of nonfiction. She also lectures regularly at academic conferences and publishes papers from an interdisciplinary perspective. In 2012, she was awarded the International Gabarron Prize for Thought and Humanities. 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 2014.
Hustvedt has a PhD in English literature from Columbia University and is a Lecturer in Psychiatry at the Dewitt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry in the Psychiatry Department of Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages.
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