Siri Hustvedt

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Birthday
19, 1955
Birthplace
Northfield, MN
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Birthday
19, 1955 (age 63)
Birthplace
Northfield, MN

About

An American fiction writer, poet, and essayist, she is best known for The Blindfold, The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, and The Sorrows of an American. Her 2003 novel, What I Loved, was shortlisted for the Prix Femina √Čtranger.

Before Fame

She received a degree in history from St. Olaf College and subsequently attended Columbia University's graduate program in English. In her doctoral dissertation, she analyzed the works of Charles Dickens.

Trivia

Her work commonly focuses on the theme of identity.

Family Life

She married fellow writer, Paul Auster, in the early 1980s. Her daughter, Sophie Hustvedt Auster, became an actress and singer.

Associated With

Her psychologically-themed novels were influenced by the work of Sigmund Freud.