Siri Hustvedt is the author of a book of poetry, seven novels, five collections of essays, and two works of nonfiction. She has a PhD in English literature from Columbia University and is a lecturer in psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. Her scholarly work is interdisciplinary. She has published papers in various academic and scientific journals on questions in philosophy, neuroscience, psychiatry, and literature. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including The International Gabarron Prize for Thought and Humanities (2012), The Los Angeles Book Prize for Fiction for The Blazing World, which was also long-listed for the Man Booker Prize (2015). In 2019, she won an Award for Literature from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, the European Essay Prize for The Delusions of Certainty—a book-length essay on the mind/body problem—and the Princess of Asturias Award for Literature. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.