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Sheila Heti: How Should a Person Be?

Wednesday 1st May 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bristol, Foyles, 6 Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BU Literary Event, Free Event

Reeling from a failed marriage, Sheila, a twenty-something playwright, finds herself unsure of how to live and create. When Margaux, a talented painter and free spirit, and Israel, a sexy and depraved artist, enter her life, Sheila hopes that through close - sometimes too close - observation of her new friend, her new lover and herself, she might regain her footing in art and life.

Using transcribed conversations, real emails, plus heavy doses of fiction, the brilliant and always innovative Sheila Heti has crafted a work that is part literary novel, part self-help manual and part bawdy confessional. It's a totally shameless and dynamic exploration into the way we live now, which breathes fresh wisdom into the eternal questions: what is the sincerest way to love? What kind of person should you be? Sheila Heti is in conversation with writer Nikesh Shukla.

Sheila Heti is the author of: the story collection The Middle Stories (2001), published when she was 24; the novel, Ticknor (2005); an illustrated book for children, We Need a Horse (2011) featuring art by Clare Rojas; a book of 'conversational philosophy' called The Chairs Are Where the People Go (with MishaGlouberman); and the 'odd, original, and nearly unclassifiable' (New York Times) How Should a Person Be?. Visit her website at

This event is free but booking is essential - please click here to reserve your place(s).

Read our exclusive interview with Sheila Heti here.


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Author image © Sylvia Plathy Colour


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