Save the Date: Picador Reading with Sheila Heti on May 19

Please join us for Picador Professor Sheila Heti’s reading, “Mermaids, Stories and Sex” on Wednesday, May 19, 7pm! Sheila Heti will read from her books, The Middle Stories and How Should A Person Be? The reading will be followed by a conversation with journalist Teresa Bücker about writing, her time as a Picador Guest Professor, online seminars, sex, and feminism. The event will be held in English and streamed on YouTube (please click here). The event is free and open to the public. 

This reading is presented by the Picador Guest Professorship for Literature in cooperation with Rowohlt. You can find out more about the Picador Gues Professorship here

The current Picador Guest Professor Sheila Heti is the author of the international bestseller How Should a Person Be?. A prolific writer working in different genres, she has published several novels, short story collections, nonfiction, a children’s book, and a play. Most recently she published her autobiographical novel Motherhood to much critical acclaim, which deals with the decision of whether to have children. Motherhood has been translated into 18 different languages. Heti has received multiple fellowships and has taught at universities including Princeton, Columbia, Brown, Yale, Claremont, Wesleyan, Rice University, and the University of Toronto.

Teresa Bücker is a journalist and writer working on contemporary social and political issues and their relationship to the future. She is the former editor-in-chief of Edition F and is now, among other things, writing a column for the Süddeutsche Zeitung