Siri Hustvedt

1955 - Today

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Siri Hustvedt (born February 19, 1955) is an American novelist and essayist. Hustvedt is the author of a book of poetry, seven 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), for which she is best known, 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), The Blazing World (2014), and Memories of the Future (2019). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Siri Hustvedt has received more than 539,219 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Siri Hustvedt is the 2,155th most popular writer (up from 2,386th in 2019), the 2,695th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,088th in 2019) and the 234th most popular American Writer.

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  • 27

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Notable Works

The Blindfold
The following is a description of Where You Once Belonged by Kent Haruf, not this book! The red Cadillac pulled down Main Street and sat by the tavern for hours, unnoticed. Then Ralph Bird of the Men's Store recognized the driver as Jack Burdette and bolted to the sheriff's office. The prodigal son of Holt, Colorado, had returned - and he was far from welcome. In *Where You Once Belonged*, acclaimed novelist Kent Haruf tells of a small-town hero who is dealt an enviable hand - and cheats with all of the cards. In prose as lean and supple as a spring switch, Haruf describes a high school football star who wins the heart of the loveliest girl in the county and the admiration of men twice his age. Fun-loving, independent, Burdette engages in the occasional prank. But when he turns into a man, his high jinks into crimes - with unspeakable consequences. Now, eight years later, Burdette has returned to commit his greatest trespass of all. And the people of Holt may not be able to stop him. Deftly plotted, defiantly honest, *Where You Once Belonged* sings the song of a wounded prairie community in a narrative with the earmarks of a modern American classic. From the paperback cover.
The Enchantment of Lily Dahl
Fiction, Young women, City and town life
L'envoûtement de Lily Dahl
Richard Allen Morris
Exhibitions, Painting, SEL Library selection
What I Loved
Art historians, Married people, Fiction


Among writers, Siri Hustvedt ranks 2,155 out of 7,302Before her are Goffredo Mameli, Paul Féval, père, Sabahattin Ali, Aleksander Chodźko, Musa Cälil, and Paul the Silentiary. After her are Charles de Brosses, Amrita Pritam, Eduard Uspensky, Paul Morand, Pierre Alexis Ponson du Terrail, and Ernst Robert Curtius.

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Among people born in 1955, Siri Hustvedt ranks 112Before her are Thomas C. Südhof, Peter Gallagher, Miguel Ferrer, Simon Rattle, Vladimir Petrović, and Eric Schmidt. After her are Brigitte Lahaie, Mariya Takeuchi, Zbigniew Preisner, Gloria Guida, Mulatu Teshome, and John de Mol Jr..

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Siri Hustvedt ranks 2,695 out of 20,380Before her are Waylon Jennings (1937), James Mark Baldwin (1861), Anna May Wong (1905), Lizzie Borden (1860), Linda Kozlowski (1958), and Horace Wells (1815). After her are Kevin Federline (1978), Richard Holbrooke (1941), Peter Boyle (1935), William Heard Kilpatrick (1871), Jason Newsted (1963), and Sylvia Sidney (1910).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Siri Hustvedt ranks 234Before her are James M. Cain (1892), Terry Brooks (1944), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919), John Kennedy Toole (1937), Ed McBain (1926), and Flannery O'Connor (1925). After her are Nelson Algren (1909), S. S. Van Dine (1888), Jacques Futrelle (1875), Samuel R. Delany (1942), E. L. Doctorow (1931), and Alfred Bester (1913).