DMA Arts & Letters Live: Sheila Heti & Sigrid Nunez
Sheila Heti is the author of eight books, including Motherhood, published in May 2018, and How Should a Person Be?. She is co-editor of the New York Times bestseller Women in Clothes, and her books have been translated into a dozen languages. Her play, All Our Happy Days Are Stupid, had a sold-out run at The Kitchen in New York and Videofag in Toronto. She appeared as Lenore Doolan in Leanne Shapton’s book Important Artifacts, and is currently writing its film adaptation.
Sigrid Nunez has published seven novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, Salvation City, and, most recently, The Friend, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. Among Nunez’s honors and awards are a Whiting Writer’s Award, a Berlin Prize Fellowship, and two awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She has taught at Columbia, Princeton, Boston University, and the New School, and has been a visiting writer or writer in residence at Amherst, Smith, and Vassar and other colleges.
The authors will read brief excerpts from their latest works, then engage in conversation, moderated by Roslyn Dawson Thompson, President & CEO of Dallas Women’s Foundation.