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Heti, Sheila 1976-

Works: 38 works in 176 publications in 9 languages and 4,520 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Autobiographies  Psychological fiction  Interviews  Romance fiction  Juvenile works  Short stories  Drama 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Actor, Narrator, Editor, Redactor, Interviewer
Classifications: PR9199.4.H48, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Sheila Heti
Most widely held works by Sheila Heti
How should a person be? by Sheila Heti( Book )

41 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facing a creative dilemma after a failed marriage, Sheila gathers inspiration from a depraved and free-spirited artist who becomes her lover, in a tale based on incidents from the author's true life
Women in clothes by Sheila Heti( Book )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An exploration of the questions we ask ourselves while getting dressed every day, and the answers from more than six hundred women"--Back cover
Motherhood by Sheila Heti( Book )

13 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Swedish and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Motherhood, Sheila Heti asks what is gained and what is lost when a woman becomes a mother, treating the most consequential decision of early adulthood with the candor, originality, and humor that have won Heti international acclaim and made How Should A Person Be? required reading for a generation. In her late thirties, when her friends are asking when they will become mothers, the narrator of Heti's intimate and urgent novel considers whether she will do so at all. In a narrative spanning several years, casting among the influence of her peers, partner, and her duties to her forbearers, she struggles to make a wise and moral choice. After seeking guidance from philosophy, her body, mysticism, and chance, she discovers her answer much closer to home. Motherhood is a courageous, keenly felt, and starkly original novel that will surely spark lively conversations about womanhood, parenthood, and about how, and for whom, to live
Ticknor by Sheila Heti( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and French and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ageing bachelor named George Ticknor prepares to visit his childhood friend Prescott, now one of the leading intellectuals of his generation. Ticknor's own life is a pale shadow compared to the brilliant heights reached by Prescott. The novel is distantly inspired by the real-life friendship between William Hickling Prescott and his biographer
The middle stories by Sheila Heti( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of short stories that deal with dreams, fantasy, and surreal aspects of life
The chairs are where the people go : how to live, work, and play in the city by Misha Glouberman( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How should neighborhoods change? Is wearing a suit a good way to quit smoking? Why do people think that if you do one thing, you're against something else? Is monogamy a trick? Why isn't making the city more fun for you and your friends a super-noble political goal? Why does a computer last only three years? How often should you see your parents? How should we behave at parties? Is marriage getting easier? What can spam tell us about the world? Misha Glouberman's friend and collaborator, Sheila Heti, wanted her next book to be a compilation of everything Misha knew. Together, they made a list of subjects. As Misha talked, Sheila typed ... The Chairs are Where the People Go is refreshing, appealing, and kind of profound. It's a self-help book for people who don't feel they need help, and a how-to book that urges you to do things you don't really need to do."--Page 4 of cover
Always apprentices : the Believer magazine presents twenty-two conversations between writers( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Always Apprentices collects five years of intimate, wide-ranging conversations with many of today’s most prominent writers, taken from the pages of the Believer. The participants don’t limit themselves to issues of writing and craft, but instead offer unfettered exchanges on a wide range of topics—from what it means to be a consumer to whether or not to kill a deer, from how we get to know each other to walking while inebriated. The interviews feature the serious-yet-casual Believer approach to the often staid interview format. For example, Sheila Heti asks Mary Gaitskill, “If you go into a room or go to a party, is there a basic disposition you have toward humans going through the world?” Elsewhere, Colum McCann begins his conversation with Aleksandar Hemon by asking, “What are we doing here? Why aren’t we in a pub?” Other interviews include Don DeLillo talking with Bret Easton Ellis; Joan Didion talking with Vendela Vida; and Barry Hannah talking with Wells Tower." --Publisher's description
All our happy days are stupid by Sheila Heti( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two couples, each with a twelve-year-old child, travel to Paris; within a few moments of discovering each other in a crowd, one of their children disappears. A day later, one of the mothers disappears, too. The story that follows is a wonderfully strange, beautifully composed examination of happiness and desperation, complete with a man in a bear suit, a teen pop star, and eight really excellent songs
Otherworld uprising : Shary Boyle by Josée Drouin-Brisebois( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otherworld Uprisingis the first major monograph for Toronto-based Shary Boyle, who is becoming known for her uncanny and exquisite porcelain figurines that skillfully subvert the historical expectations inherent to this traditional material. Boyle's multifaceted practice also includes figurative drawing, painting and performances that give voice to the under-represented--children, animals and women--while also taking on aspects of the spiritual and the metaphysical. Through dream-like references to mythology and fairytales, her imagery illustrates female desire from a female point of view. Boyle is also known for her multi-layered audio-visual performances, during which she does live drawings on an overhead projector. Many of these have been incorporated into shows by musicians such as Feist, Peaches, Christine Fellows and Will Oldham. This volume contains new stories by novelist Sheila Heti, illustrated by Boyle, as well as texts by the Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, Jos e Drouin-Brisebois, and Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Ben Portis
Motherhood by Sheila Heti( Recording )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of How Should a Person Be? How Should A Person Be?Motherhood is a courageous, keenly felt, and starkly original audiobook that will surely spark lively conversations about womanhood, parenthood, and about how?and for whom?to live
We need a horse by Sheila Heti( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A speckled horse wonders why he was made a horse and discovers that everything in the world has purpose, created to bring joy to someone or something else
Vrouwen & kleren( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Dutch and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews, lijstjes en anekdotes over kleding van bekende en onbekende vrouwen van over de hele wereld
What it feels like for a girl( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teenager Hamlet( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the characters Hamlet and Ophelia from Shakespeare's Hamlet as a nominal theme, Teenager Hamlet presents a forum for a group young men and women to extemporize upon their lives and the world they live in
How should a person be? by Sheila Heti( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Sheila Heti comes a raw, startling, genre-defying novel of friendship, sex, and love in the new millennium
The bathroom chronicles : 100 Frauen, 100 Bilder, 100 Geschichten( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trans : a memoir by Juliet Jacques( )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In July 2012, aged thirty, Juliet Jacques underwent sex reassignment surgery. This book grew out of the 'Transgender Journey' series she wrote for the Guardian between 2010 and 2012. In the epilogue Jacques and Heti discuss the cruxes of writing and identity
Essays in love by Alain De Botton( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Essays in Love will appeal to anyone who has ever been in a relationship or confused about love. The book charts the progress of a love affair from the first kiss to argument and reconciliation, from intimacy and tenderness to the onset of anxiety and heartbreak. The work's genius lies in the way it minutely analyses emotions we've all felt before but have perhaps never understood so well: it includes a chapter on the anxieties of when and how to say 'I love you' and another on the challenges of disagreeing with someone else's taste in shoes. While gripping the reader with the talent of a great novelist, de Botton brings a philosopher's sensibility to his analyses of the emotions of love, resulting in a genre-breaking book that is at once touching and thought-provoking."
La persona ideale, come dovrebbe essere? by Sheila Heti( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judy Blume and Lena Dunham in conversation( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.39 (from 0.25 for Motherhood ... to 0.96 for La persona ...)

The chairs are where the people go : how to live, work, and play in the city
The middle storiesThe chairs are where the people go : how to live, work, and play in the cityOtherworld uprising : Shary BoyleWe need a horse
Alternative Names
Heti, Sheila

Sheila Heti Canadees schrijfster

Sheila Heti Canadian writer

Sheila Heti écrivaine canadienne

Sheila Heti escriptora canadenca

Sheila Heti escritora canadiense

הטי, שילה 1976-


English (126)

German (11)

French (8)

Dutch (3)

Swedish (2)

Italian (2)

Danish (1)

Hebrew (1)

Spanish (1)