Sheila Heti is the author of eight books, including, most recently, the novel Motherhood. Her previous novel, How Should a Person Be? was a New York Times Notable Book and named a best book of the year by The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, Salon, and other places. She is the former interviews editor at The Believer magazine. Her journalism has appeared in The London Review of Books, n+1, Canadian Art, and elsewhere.
Should Artists Shop or Stop Shopping?
Am I still capable of looking slowly, as if coming in from the side? Or have I ruined myself? Can I now only buy?