Named by the New York Times as one of the “New Vanguard” who are “shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century,” Sheila Heti is the author of ten books, including the novel Pure Colour, winner of the 2022 Governor General’s Award for literature.

Heti first came to prominence with the international success of How Should a Person Be?, which elicited widespread praise and discussion that made it “one of the most talked-about books of the year” according to Time magazine. Motherhood was named one of the top books of 2018 by The New York Times and Best Book of the Year by New York Magazine. Alphabetical Diaries, to be published in 2024, was excerpted over 10 weeks in the Times and has been optioned for a television series by Hulu.

Sheila’s books have been translated into twenty-five languages.

She lives in Toronto.