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									Siri HustvedtSiri Hustvedt
A poet and novelist born and raised in Minnesota, Siri Hustvedt is getting the reviews of her career with her latest novel, What I Loved -- a sweeping tale of family and friendship, beginning in the manic SoHo art scene of the 1970s, that "pulses with an electric current of ideas and people," according to the Los Angeles Times.

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Fact File

Siri Hustvedt
Current Home:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
February 19, 1955
Place of Birth:
Northfield, Minnesota
B.A. in history, St. Olaf College; Ph.D. in English, Columbia University

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								What I Loved, Author: 
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What I Loved
by Siri Hustvedt
In her latest novel, Hustvedt weaves together the families and friendships that revolve about the fateful transaction between an art historian and a rising art star in New York's go-go SoHo scene circa 1975.

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								The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, Author: 
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*  Reading to You (1981)
*  The Blindfold (1992)
*  The Enchantment of Lily Dahl (1996)
*  Yonder (1998)
*  What I Loved (2003)

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Advice for the Aspiring

In our exclusive interview, we asked Hustvedt what words of wisdom she'd offer aspiring writers."Write only what you must write, not what you think you should write," she advises. "People who simply want to turn out a poem, a story, or a novel end up writing badly and their prose resembles the prose of other mediocre books. Good books are a product of necessity, a burning need to say something. They have an urgency that the reader can feel from the start."

An Early Inspiration

Hustvedt's Reading Recommendations

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								The Interpretation of Dreams, Author: 
								Sigmund Freud.

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The Interpretation of Dreams
by Sigmund Freud
Hustvedt also talked with us about some of her all-time favorite books. She reveals that reading Sigmund Freud’s breakthrough work, The Interpretation of Dreams, "made a lasting impression on me as a great work of art and a glimpse into a rigorous and skeptical mind."

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								At Swim-Two-Birds, Author: 
								Flann O'Brien.

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At Swim-Two-Birds
by Flann O'Brien
We asked Hustvedt to tell us about some of her favorite books. "I joyfully ate up this book on a beach in Guadeloupe many years ago," Hustvedt recalls of Flann O'Brien's At Swim-Two-Birds. "It is brilliant, funny, and terribly alive." Read on to learn more about Hustvedt's reading recommendations, including:

*Zeno's Conscience  by Italo Svevo
*The Master and Margarita  by Mikhail Bulgakov
*The Eustace Diamonds  by Anthony Trollope
*Jane Eyre  by Charlotte Brontë
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