Sheila Heti is the author of eight books of fiction and nonfiction, including the novels Motherhood, How Should a Person Be? and Ticknor, and the story collection, The Middle Stories. She was named one of “The New Vanguard” by The New York Times; a list of fifteen women writers from around the world who are “shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century.” Along with writing plays and publishing her work in various publications, she has an upcoming children’s book (to be published in 2021) with art by Esme Shapiro, called Garden of Creatures. She lives in Toronto. Appearance supported by Humber College.