Author Siri Hustvedt in conversation with David Dwan
2 February, 7.30pm • Online ZOOM Event • £8
Siri Hustvedt discusses the mixed legacy she feels the Enlightenment has left us, exploring, for example, the technology of the microscope and the philosophy of biology, mind/body dualism, and the relationship between individualism and the contemporary neo-liberal reality.
The discussion will also focus on Siri’s most recent collection of essays, Mothers, Fathers, and Others, in which feminist philosophy meets family memoir.
Siri Hustvedt is the author of seven novels including the international bestseller What I Loved, The Blazing World (long-listed for the Man Booker Prize) and Memories of the Future, as well as six collections of essays. Hustvedt has won the International Gabarron Prize for Thought and Humanities and the European Essay Prize for her essay The Delusions of Certainty. She is a Lecturer in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College.
It is Hustvedt’s gift to write with exemplary clarity of what is by necessity unclear. (Hilary Mantel, Guardian)