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Sheila Heti

Japanese Women and Fashion: The Beauty of Imperfection

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 02.02.2015 | Books
Ann Tashi Slater

As a contributor to the book and longtime resident of Tokyo--one of the most fashionable and fashion-conscious cities in the world--I started thinking about Japanese women's attitude towards fashion and wanted to know more.

Fashion Is Around Us and Within Us

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 12.24.2014 | Books
Ann Tashi Slater

I realize that, in fact, fashion is deeply interesting to me. It's about who we are, who we were, who we might become. Coco Chanel said, "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."

The Year I Stopped Reading Men

Anna Szymanski | Posted 10.29.2013 | Books
Anna Szymanski

It was like when you turn on a TV set after spending a significant period of time streaming television online. Suddenly, you're covering your ears and asking why those Kia hamsters can't play a different song. You never used to notice the commercials, but now they're all you can hear.

PHOTO: Sheila Heti On One Of Her Favorite Images

Posted 04.04.2013 | Books

The latest issue of the photography magazine Aperture features novelists talking about their recent photography acquisitions, including Teju Cole, Sam...

Why We As a Culture Are in Love With Women Who Drink

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 10.02.2012 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

Call them recorders of life. Call them absorbers or mirrors. But don't call them renegades.

The Importance Of 'Girlfriends' Stories

New Yorker | Posted 07.09.2012 | Women

"What in the world could be more trivial than intimacy? Hmm? Is there anything real you can write about?" That is a question posed to Lena Dunham's...

Will Stories About 'Girliness' Ever Be Taken Seriously?

BuzzFeed | Posted 05.27.2014 | Women

How Should A Person Be?, subtitled "A Novel from Life," is the (fictionalized) story of Sheila Heti's friendship with painter Margaux Williamson, and ...

Why Some Smart Men Misunderstand Books By Women | Posted 07.02.2012 | Women

Imagine the following scenario. You—and in this scenario “you” are a celebrated young writer who just so happens to be a woman—have written yo...

The Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 06.18.2012 | Books

"How Should A Person Be?" by Sheila Heti Holt, Henry & Company, Inc., $25.00 Published on June 19, 2012 What is it about? It's a "novel from ...

Sheila Heti's The Middle Stories, 10 Years Later

Brian Joseph Davis | Posted 05.15.2012 | Books
Brian Joseph Davis

Do you remember the days of 2002? I remember Toronto author Sheila Heti's first book, The Middle Stories. I remember how different it seemed from all other fiction. I spoke with Heti recently about the new edition.