ILFU Book Talk: Siri Hustvedt
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This second ILFU Book Talk is a unique and thrilling opportunity to hear Siri Hustvedt speak about her new novel Memories Of The Future so soon after its publishing date. Power structures and the tension between memories and truth are contemporary as well as timeless themes in her new novel that will be published in The Netherlands at the end of April. Siri Hustvedt’s previous works include the international bestsellers What I Loved and The Summer Without Men. Her novel The Blazing World was nominated for a Man Booker Prize in 2014.
In Memories Of The Future a young woman from Minnesota, S.H., moves to New York. In her new apartment she hears the bizarre and threatening monologues of her neighbour which she registers in her notebook, together with the outlines of a novel and her other adventures in the metropolis. Forty years on and she discovers her long forgotten notes. Intrigued she decides to investigate her memories and relives the period in which her obsession for her neighbour completely dominated her life.
Here is the review of The Washington Post about Memories Of The Future. After the interview Siri Hustvedt will sign her book.
About Siri Hustvedt
Siri Hustvedt (Northfield, 1955) is a writer of novels, essays, short stories and poetry and the author of worldwide bestsellers What I Loved and The Sorrows Of An American. In 2010 Hustvedt’s memoires entitled The Shaking Woman Or A History Of My Nerves about her experiences with psychiatry were published. Her novel The Blazing World was nominated for a Man Booker Prize in 2014. Hustvedt lives in New York with her husband, author Paul Auster.