Siri Hustvedt is a Norwegian-American writer, born February 19, 1955 in Northfield, Minnesota, United States.
She holds a B.A. in history from St. Olaf College, and a Ph.D. in English from Columbia University (her doctoral thesis on Charles Dickens was entitled "Figures of Dust. A Reading of 'Our Mutual Friend'").
Hustvedt has mainly made her name as a novelist, but she has also published a book of poetry, and has had short stories and essays on various subjects published in (among others) The Art of the Essay 1999, Best American Short Stories 1990 and 1991, The Paris Review, The Yale Review and Modern Painters.
She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and shares a daughter with her husband, fellow writer Paul Auster.