Author of the Month: Sheila Heti
Selected by the Bookshop
Our Author of the Month for February is Sheila Heti, writer of seven unclassifiable books, most recently Alphabetical Diaries – a book which, in the words of Adam Thirlwell, ‘isn’t just dirty and funny and poignant; it reproposes everything you thought about a self and the way time passes’. The description could cover her work in general, from the semi-autobiographical Motherhood to the ‘novel from life’ How Should a Person Be, via the sprawling anthropological study of Women in Clothes; but Alphabetical Diaries, a decade-long journal revised so each sentence is in alphabetical order, is an excellent place to start.
From the publisher:
Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2013 Sheila's twenties were going to plan. She got married.She hosted parties.A theatre asked her to write a play. Then she realised that she didn't know how to write a play. That her favourite…