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Sheila Heti and Tao Lin In Conversation

Sheila Heti & Tao Lin

Sheila Heti and Tao Lin discuss writing about motherhood and psychedelics, what changes when you begin to write under contract, and narrative forms that mimic the menstrual cycle.

Sheila Heti

Sheila Heti is the author of eleven books, including the novels How Should a Person Be?Motherhood and Pure Colour. Fitzcarraldo published her new book, Alphabetical Diaries, in February 2024.

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Tao Lin

Tao Lin is the author of ten books of prose and poetry, including the novels Leave Society and Taipei and the memoir Trip. He edits Muumuu House and lives in Hawaii. Visit his website at

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