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Sheila Heti

Sheila Heti is the author of five books, including the story collection 'The Middle Stories', the novel 'Ticknor', and an illustrated book for children called 'We Need A Horse', featuring art by Clare Rojas. Her latest is 'How Should A Person Be?', which The New York Times Book Review called an 'odd, original, and nearly unclassifiable book'. It was named a best book of the year by The New Yorker, The New York Times, Salon, Flavorpill, The New Republic, and other places.

She is an editor at The Believer magazine and has conducted many interviews with writers and artists to the magazine; she is also co-editor of Always Apprentices: The Believer magazine Presents Twenty-Two Conversations Between Writers.

With Misha Glouberman, she created the barroom lecture series Trampoline Hall, at which three people deliver lectures on subjects outside their areas of expertise, then answer questions from the audience. The shows have been running monthly in Toronto since 2001 and have sold out every show since their inception.


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