Siri Hustvedt, PhD

Siri Hustvedt, PhD

Siri Hustvedt, PhD is Lecturer in Psychiatry at the Dewitt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry, Weill Medical School of Cornell University. She has a PhD in English literature from Columbia University, and is a novelist and essayist whose works repeatedly pose questions about the nature of identity, selfhood and perception. She has also published papers in academic and scientific journals, including Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy, Neuropsychoanalysis and Clinical Neurophysiology.

Dr. Hustvedt is the author five novels, The Blindfold, The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, What I Loved, and The Summer Without Men, as well as three collections of essays, A Plea for Eros, Mysteries of the Rectangle: Essays on Painting, and Living, Thinking, Looking, as well as the nonfiction work: The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves. What I Loved and The Summer Without Men were international bestsellers. Her work has been shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Femina Etranger in France, and she is the recipient of the 2012 International Gabarron Prize for Thought and Humanities. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages.

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