Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival


Siri Hustvedt wins Princess of Asturias award for literature

Siri Hustvedt, who attended Lisbon and Sintra Film Festival (LEFFEST) several times, won last may the Princess of Asturias award for literature. She’s an author of a miscellaneous work, translated into more than 30 languages, including fictional work (for example the best seller “What I Loved” and “The Summer Without Men”), essay and poetry.

The jury referred to the work of Hustvedt as “one of the most ambitious in nowadays’ literature”. The jury also mentioned the contemporaneity of Siri Hustvedt’s body of work: it shows a “convulsive and disconcerting” time from a “feminist” point of view.

The Princess of Asturias awards reward “the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions”.

In 2008, Siri Hustvedt did a reading session of her work at LEFFEST. In 2011 and 2013, she was a member of the jury. She also participated in a memorable reading session, alongside Don DeLillo, Paul Auster and J.M. Coetzee, she gave also a masterclass.

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