Sheila Heti was born in 1976 in Toronto. She studied playwriting at the National Theatre School of Canada, then attended the University of Toronto, where she studied art history and philosophy. She is a writer, a journalist, a blogger, and a playwright. Heti is the author of seven books, including the critically acclaimed How Should a Person Be? (2012). In 2008, she created The Metaphysical Poll, a blog that collected the sleeping dreams people were having about Hillary Clinton and Barack Ohama during the Democratic primaries. The blog received hundreds of dreams and a lot of media attention. Heti is the former interviews editor at The Believer magazine, nd has been published in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, The Paris Review, n+1, The London Review of Books, and more. Her work has been translated into a dozen languages. She lives in Toronto.