Rachel Cusk in conversation with Sheila Heti
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Join award-winning and Giller-longlisted author Rachel Cusk (Transit, Outline), for an intimate evening of conversation with Sheila Heti. Cusk is the author of nine novels and three works of nonfiction and has been named one of Granta’s ‘Best of Young British Novelists’. Transit (2016) was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize.
Rachel Cusk was born in Canada in 1967 and moved to the United Kingdom in 1974. She is the author of nine novels and three works of non-fiction. She has won and been shortlisted for numerous prizes: her novel Outline (2014) was shortlisted for the Folio Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize, the Baileys Prize, the Giller Prize, and the Canadian Governor General's Award. It was also picked by The New York Times as one of the top 10 books of the year. Her most recent novel is Transit (2016), which was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize. In 2003, Rachel Cusk was nominated by Granta magazine as one of 20 'Best of Young British Novelists'. In 2015 her version of Euripides’ ‘Medea’ was put on at the Almeida Theatre with Rupert Goold directing and was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
Sheila Heti is the author of seven books of fiction and non-fiction, including the novel, How Should a Person Be? which was a New York Times Notable Book and was called by Time magazine "one of the most talked-about books of the year." She is co-editor of the New York Times bestseller Women in Clothes, which features the voices of 639 women from around the world. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages. She will be publishing a new novel, Motherhood, in Spring 2018. Heti is the former Interviews Editor for The Believer magazine, where she interviewed many writers and artists. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, McSweeney's, n+1, Harper's, The New York Times Magazine and The London Review of Books. She has spoken at MoMA, The New Yorker Festival, Columbia University, Brown University, the Hammer Museum, the Cúirt Festival, the Sydney Writers Festival, and many other places.