Canadian writer Sheila Heti is the author of five books, all very different in form and style. She has written a collection of modern fables entitled The Middle Stories; a historical novella called Ticknor; and an illustrated book for children, We Need a Horse. Recently she ventured into nonfiction with her book of “conversational philosophy,” The Chairs Are Where the People Go, written with Misha Glouberman, which the New Yorker chose as one of the best books of 2011. Sheila Heti works as Interviews editor at the Believer magazine. Her newest book, How Should a Person Be? blurs the boundaries between fiction and memoir.