Event Date: 19 March 2019
Clore Management Centre
Birkbeck, University of London
London WC1E 7HX
Sheila Heti in Conversation
Author Sheila Heti will be in conversation with Professor Esther Leslie (Birkbeck)
Sheila Heti is the author of eight books of fiction and non-fiction, including the novels Ticknor, Motherhood, and How Should a Person Be? and the story collection, The Middle Stories. She was named one of “The New Vanguard” by The New York Times book critics; a list of fifteen women writers from around the world who are “shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century.” In 2013, Time listed her as one of 150 Most Influential People in World. Her books have been translated into twenty-one languages.
Her most recent novel, Motherhood, was chosen by the book critics at the New York Times as one of their top books of 2018, and New York magazine chose it as their top book of the year. Her novel, How Should a Person Be? was named one of the 12 “New Classics of the 21st century” by Vulture. It was a New York Times Notable Book, a best book of the year in The New Yorker, and was cited by Time as “one of the most talked-about books of the year.”