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Sheila Heti

Contributors

Sheila Heti is author of five books, most recently the novel, How Should a Person Be? which was a New York Times Notable Book and nominated for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. She lives in Toronto and writes regularly for The London Review of Books, n+1, and Harper’s among others. She is Interviews Editor at The Believer magazine. 

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2014

How Should a Person Be?
Saturday, 1 March 2014

With a twenty-something protagonist named Sheila, and a narrative based on conversations and emails between her and her friends, this 2012 sensation blurs the lines between fiction and nonfiction. Heti comes from Toronto to discuss with Rachel Cusk her totally shameless and dynamic exploration into the way we live now, breathing fresh wisdom into eternal questions: What is the sincerest way to love?

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Video

 
Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.