Chat transcript: Siri Hustvedt, author of The Sorrows of an American

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This is a chat transcript.

Author Siri Hustvedt joined us for a chat after her appearance on MPR’s Midmorning today April 24th. From the show description:

Siri Hustvedt talks about her new novel, The Sorrows of an American: A Novel. The American in the title is ostensibly her father, a Minnesotan who served in World War II and wrote a memoir.  Passages of the memoir are in the book, but Hustvedt imagines a story in which a father leaves a diary to his children which contains a secret.  The novel is about the unreliability of memory and the ways in which secrets affect our lives.

 

Listen to the archived audio of Siri Hustvedt on Midmorning

This is a chat transcript.

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Julia Schrenkler
Interactive Producer
Minnesota Public Radio
American Public Media
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