How Should a Novel Be? Sheila Heti with Adam Thirlwell

Trying to be ugly I think is the way to beauty, instead of trying to be an ideal...

Sheila Heti's strange, raw anti-novel How Should a Person Be? was one of the publishing sensations of 2012, and led James Wood in The New Yorker to advance the opinion that 'this talented writer may well have identified a central dialectic of twenty-first-century postmodern being.'

She was in conversation about writing, life and the future of fiction with the critic and experimental novelist Adam Thirlwell.

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