Sheila Heti lives in Toronto, Canada, where she writes books and conducts interviews, mainly for The Believer. Her writing has appeared in McSweeney's, Bookforum, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Village Voice, The Globe and Mail, Nerve, Brick, n+1, and many other places.
She is the author of the story collection The Middle Stories (McSweeney's Books), the novel Ticknor (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) and the forthcoming How Should a Person Be? (Anansi). In Spring 2011, her book with Misha Glouberman, Improv Your Life, will be published in the U.S. by Faber.
She studied Art History and Philosophy at the University of Toronto, then playwriting at the National Theatre School. In 2001, she started the Trampoline Hall lecture series, which runs monthly and has sold out every show since its inception. She created the popular blogs, I Dream of Hillary and I Dream of Barack, which collected the sleeping dreams people were having of the candidates during the 2008 Democratic primaries. With Margaux Williamson, she runs The Production Front, to produce and promote the work of other writers and artists.
She has received fellowships from Fundacion Valparaiso (Spain), Santa Maddalena (Italy) and Yaddo. Her books have been translated and published in Germany, France, Serbia, and the Netherlands.
Writing at the Manx
Saturday, October 23 2010 @ 5:00
The Manx Pub
Previous Festivals: 2001, 2005 (spring)