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#19 Sheila Heti
The Author of How Should A Person Be on her own hype, GIRLS, and why she doesn't care about CanLit.

Guest

Sheila Heti, Author of The Middle StoriesTicknorHow Should a Person Be?, co-author of The Chairs Are Where the People Go.  Interviews editor at The Believer

People mentioned 

Kathryn Borel, Lena Dunham, Gary Shteyngart, Jonathan Franzen, Alice Munro

Topics discussed

If you should read an author’s book before interviewing them, the difference between a novel “from life” and journalism, if GIRLS is porn without the sex, America’s literary hype machine, if grants make CanLit better or worse, how private school made Sheila not care about how she is perceived in Canada.

February 10, 2014
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