Sheila Heti

Sheila Heti is the author of a number of books, including the novels Motherhood and How Should a Person Be? Her upcoming novel, Pure Colour, will be published on February 15, 2022.

Her second children’s book, A Garden of Creatures, illustrated by Esme Shapiro, will be published in May 2022.

She was named one of “The New Vanguard” by The New York Times; a list of fifteen writers from around the world who are “shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century.” Her books have been translated into twenty-three languages.

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Books in order of publication:

The Middle Stories – 2002

Ticknor: A Novel. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. – 2005

The Chairs Are Where the People Go: How to Live, Work, and Play in the City, with Misha Glouberman. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. – 2011

We Need a Horse, illustrated by Clare Rojas. McSweeny’s Publishing, – 2011

How Should a Person Be?: A Novel from Life. Henry Holt and Company. – 2012

Women in Clothes – 2014

All Our Happy Days Are Stupid. McSweeney’s Publishing. 2015

Motherhood. Henry Holt and Company. – 2018

Pure Colour. – 2022

A Garden of Creatures. – 2022

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