Celebrated writer Siri Hustvedt is the author of international bestsellers What I Loved, The Summer Without Men and most recently, Memories of the Future. Drawing together themes that have long fascinated her, Siri’s latest novel is a poignant and provocative exploration of memory’s fallibility, the violence of patriarchy, and how primal drivers like sex and rage define us. The wildly imaginative and intellectually rigorous poet, essayist and author joins ABC Radio’s Sarah Kanowski for an illuminating discussion about Siri’s life and work.

This event is Auslan-interpreted.

Supported by Rosie Williams and John Grill AO

Siri Hustvedt (International)

Siri Hustvedt

Siri Hustvedt is the author of a book of poetry, six essay collections, a work of non-fiction and seven novels, including The Blazing World and Memories of the Future. She has a PhD from Columbia University in English Literature and is a lecturer in psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. The Blazing World was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won The Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. Siri has been awarded the Gabarron International Award for Thought and Humanities, the Prix Européen de L’essai Charles Veillon from the Fondation Charles Veillon, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature, and the Princess of Asturias Award for Literature in Spain. Her work has been translated into more than 30 languages. Siri lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Sarah Kanowski (Australian)

Sarah Kanowski

Sarah Kanowski presents ABC Radio's Conversations, Australia's most downloaded podcast. Sarah has a master's degree in literature from the University of Oxford. She would like to write books but her children and chooks are too demanding.