photo by Steph Martyniuk

photo by Steph Martyniuk

Sheila Heti is the author of eight books of fiction and non-fiction, including the novels Motherhood and How Should a Person Be? which was a New York Times Notable Book, and was named 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 more than a dozen languages.

Her play, All Our Happy Days are Stupid, had sold-out runs at The Kitchen in New York and Videofag in Toronto.

She is the former Interviews Editor of The Believer magazine, and has conducted many long-form print interviews with writers and artists. Her fiction and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Bookforum, n+1, The London Review of Books, Granta and elsewhere. She was named one of "The New Vanguard" by The New York Times book critics; a list of fifteen female writers from around the world who are "shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century."

She lives in Toronto.