Discipline: Literature – fiction

Sheila Heti

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Toronto, Ont., CANADA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2019

Sheila Heti is the author of eight books of fiction and non-fiction, including the novels Motherhood and How Should a Person Be? Her books have been translated into 21 languages. She is the former interviews editor of The Believer magazine, where she conducted many long-form interviews with writers and artists. In 2014, Her play All Our Happy Days are Stupid had a sold-out run at The Kitchen in New York. She has been published in the London Review of Books, Harper's, The New Yorker, n+1, Granta, among other publications. After arriving at MacDowell with an unwieldy document representing hundreds of pages of notes and writing, Heti was able to read through and cut most of it, shaping and forming the remaining passages into something new.



Sheila Heti worked in the Schelling studio.

Marian Nevins MacDowell funded construction of this studio the year that the organization was established and the first artists arrived for residency. It was called Bark Studio until 1933, when it was renamed in honor of Ernest Schelling, a composer, pianist, and orchestral leader who served as president of what was then called the Edward MacDowell…

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