Sheila Heti

Born in Toronto, where she still lives, 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 fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, Fundacion Valparaiso, the Banff Centre, and Santa Maddalena. Besides her work as an author, Heti is the former Interviews Editor at The Believer magazine and has taught at universities including Princeton, Columbia, Brown, Yale, Claremont, Wesleyan, Rice University, and the University of Toronto.

At ASL, she will be teaching two classes in the summer term of 2021.

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Prof. Sheila Heti
Picador Professor for Literature
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