Author Siri Hustvedt to give Annual “Vocation of the Writer” Lecture

April 4th, 2014 by 

Siri Hustvedt, American novelist and essayist, will give a lecture as part of the Working Writers Series at 7:30 p.m. in Rehm Library.  The event, co-sponsored by the English department’s Creative Writing Program and the Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture, is free and open to the public.

Hustvedt holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from Columbia University. Her sixth novel, “The Blazing World” (Simon & Schuster)  was published in March of 2014 and recently featured in the New York Times Sunday Book Review. “The Blazing World’ offers a spirited romp through art history, continental philosophy, psychiatry and neurobiology as its initial premise widens into extended meditations on how perception is determined by cultural preconceptions, on the limits of artificial intelligence and on the dialogic nature of artistic creation,” said the New York Times. Read the full review on their website.

Hustvedt is the author of a book of poetry, five novels, two books of essays, and several works of non-fiction. Her books include: “The Blindfold” (1992), “The Enchantment of Lily Dahl” (1996), “What I Loved” (2003), “A Plea for Eros” (2006), “The Sorrows of an American” (2008), “The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves” (2010), “The Summer Without Men” (2011), “Living, Thinking, Looking” (2012), and “The Blazing World.” “What I Loved” and “The Summer Without Men” were on the short list for the Prix Femina Etranger in France, and “What I Loved” won the Prix des Librairies de Quebec in 2003. She was the recipient of the 2012 International Gabarron Prize for Thought and Humanities. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages.

Spring 2014 Working Writers Series Schedule:

Thursday, April 24 at 3:30 p.m. – Celebration of Senior Creative Writing Concentration

For additional information, please contact Bridget Cass at 508-793-2419.

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