Sheila Heti is the author of the novel Ticknor, the novel-from-life How Should a Person Be?, the illustrated book for children We Need a Horse, and the play All Our Happy Days Are Stupid. She also wrote a book of philosophy/essays/self-help with Misha Glouberman called The Chairs Are Where the People Go. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, n+1, Brick, Geist, Maisonneuve, The Guardian, and other places. She lives in Canada.