Siri Hustvedt: Honorary doctor 2014

Siri Hustvedt is a new honorary doctor at the University of Oslo and will hold the lecture Why One Story and Not Another? The lecture is open, free of charge.

Photo: Marion Ettlinger

September 2nd 2014, the University of Oslo will award 17 new candidates with doctor of honoris causa, honorary doctorates.

Among them is author Siri Hustvedt.

About Siri Hustvedt

Siri Hustvedt is an award-winning and versatile American writer and essayist. She earned her PhD in Literature at Columbia University in 1986. She often points to her Norwegian family background in her works, and she is known as one of the foremost interpreters of Norwegian- American identity in English literature.

Hustvedt’s novels – The Blindfold (1992), The Enchantment of Lily Dahl (1996), What I Loved (2003), The Sorrows of an American (2008), The Summer Without Men (2011) and The Blazing World (2014) – place her among the leading writers of prose fiction of our time. Her work is read worldwide and her books have been translated into more than thirty languages.

In addition to her significant work as a creative writer, books such as The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves (2010) and Living, Thinking, Looking (2011) show that Hustvedt is also a brilliant art critic and psychological scholar. Her interest in neuroscience led her to cooperation with leading researchers in the field often referred to as “neuro-psychoanalysis”.

Published July 10, 2014 2:33 PM - Last modified Nov. 18, 2014 1:28 PM