Sheila Heti is the author of seven books, including the novel, How Should a Person Be? which was a New York Times Notable Book and was called by Time magazine "one of the most talked-about books of the year." She is co-editor of the New York Times bestseller Women in Clothes, which features the voices of 639 women from around the world. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages. She will be publishing a new novel, called Motherhood, in Spring 2018.

She is the former Interviews Editor for The Believer magazine, and has interviewed many writers and artists. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, McSweeney's, n+1Harper's, The New York Times Magazine and The London Review of Books. She has spoken at MoMA, The New Yorker Festival, Columbia University, Brown University, the Hammer Museum, the Cúirt Festival, the Sydney Writers Festival, and many other places. 

Her play, All Our Happy Days are Stupid, had a sold-out run at The Kitchen in New York. She is currently writing a film adaptation of Leanne Shapton's book, Important Artifacts.

She works collaboratively and alone from her home in Toronto.