Sheila Heti's work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The London Review of Books, n+1, McSweeney’s and Harper's, among other places. Her books include The Chairs Are Where the People Go, a book of conversational philosophy co-written with Mischa Glouberman; Ticknor, a novel inspired by the real-life friendship between the great historian William Hickling Prescott and his biographer; and How Should a Person Be, a 'novel from life' which Time magazine recognised as 'among the most-talked-about books of 2012'.
Heti appears in Margaux Williamson's 2010 film, Teenager Hamlet, and plays Lenore Doolan in Leanne Shapton's book, Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry. She is the creator of 'Trampoline Hall', a popular monthly lecture series based in Toronto and New York, at which people speak on subjects outside their areas of expertise. She is currently working on a book collaboration with Leanne Shapton and Heidi Julavits called Women in Clothes, which explores why women wear what they wear.