Sheila Heti

The New Essayists, or the Decline of a Form?
David Sedaris and a literary version of reality TV
February 18, 2013

“The essay, as a literary form, is pretty well extinct,” Philip Larkin wrote gloomily in 1984. Extinct was the right word, capturing the sense of an organism that could no longer survive in a changed environment.

Worthwhile Canadian Coolness
November 09, 2012

Canada, long considered the U.S.'s boring, denim-wearing neighbor, has become America's leading purveyor of cool.