Siri Hustvedt

Le Prix Européen de l’Essai Charles Veillon
Mar 2019

Fondation Charles Veillon

Le Prix Européen de l’Essai Charles Veillon

Siri Hustvedt has been named the winner of the 2019 Prix Europeen de L’essai Charles Veillon: the European Charles Veillon Essay Prize.

"Our jury felt that Ms. Hustvedt's contribution to the vast mind-body problem, as well as her lucid and salutary critique of the current scientific discourse, deserved special recognition. The Delusion of Certainty is a very accurate scientific essay, written by an author of literature. We are specially interested in this crossover of disciplines, and we have appreciated the great rigor and expertise with which Ms. Hustvedt has broadened this issue beyond what is generally read in the scientific domain."

Created in 1975, it is the first literary prize dedicated exclusively to the genre of the essay. Since 2010, it is awarded every two years. The Prize wants to draw attention to a European author whose recent work, or even the whole work, can be of testimony and offers a fruitful critique of contemporary societies, their way of life and their ideologies. This book will not be a treatise or a thesis: it must be accessible to a non-specialized public. Click here for more.