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Event Series Event Series: New Yorker Fiction Circle

New Yorker Fiction Circle: “According to Alice”, by Sheila Heti

November 19 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm CST

On Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 4 pm CDT/5 pm EDT, at Zoom link, we will discuss the New Yorker Fiction story from the issue dated November 20, 2023: “According to Alice”, by Sheila Heti. 

Sheila Heti (/ˈʃiːlə ˈhɛtiː/; born 25 December 1976) is a Canadianwriter … born on 25 December 1976 in TorontoOntario, Canada.Her parents are Hungarian Jewish immigrants. Her brother is comedian David Heti. Her father wanted to name her after Woody Allen but her mother was vociferously opposed.

Sheila Heti attended St. Clement’s School in Toronto. She then studied playwriting at the National Theatre School of Canada (leaving the program after one year), then art history and philosophy at the University of Toronto. She graduated from North Toronto Collegiate Institute in Toronto.

Heti has described the Marquis de Sade and Henry Miller as early literary influences.

– Wikipedia Sheila Heti page, footnote marks excised

  1. Read “According to Alice” at this link. Try a private or incognito window if blocked by the New Yorker’s paywall or through the Libby app via your local public library.
  2. Read the author interview, “Sheila Heti on the Fluidity of the A.I. ‘Self’”, at this link. See above if blocked.
  3. The author reads the story (31:30 in length) at this link and this link, the latter also downloadable.

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