Meet Women in Clothes editor Heidi Julavits!

Our Women in Clothes launch is tomorrow, people! I hope you've picked out what you're bringing to the clothing swap, and that you're as excited as we are. In anticipation of the event, we've introduced you to two of the book's editors, Leanne Shapton and Sheila Heti. Today, meet the wonderful Heidi Julavits, the book's final editor and one of its 600+ contributors.

Heidi is a written-world hero, if you will. This may seem a silly title but represents an ideal to me: someone who is an incredible writer, who is well-read and who can speak in a captivating way about literature. Someone whose every book recommendation I would take without question. In addition to being the author of four beautifully written, critically acclaimed novels - The Mineral Palace, The Effect of Living Backwards, The Uses of Enchantment, and most recently, The Vanishers, Heidi is a founding editor of The Believer, one of our favourite magazines, and one that's supported great books and authors for over ten years now.

Heidi's 10,000 word essay in The Believer's inaugural issue caused a stir in the world of book reviews, and demonstrated the conviction with which she runs the publication. And when she isn't working on the magazine or writing novels, she's still writing. Her short stories and other work have appeared in The Best Creative Nonfiction Volume 2, Esquire, Story, and McSweeney's Quarterly. She's also a professor at Columbia University, a mother of two, and a winner of the PEN/New England Fiction Award. Pretty darn impressive, am I right?

Heidi Julavits, Sheila Heti, and Leanne Shapton will join moderator Fiona Duncan on stage tomorrow at Rialto Hall (5723 ave. Parc). The event also incorporates a clothing swap (bring up to five pieces to trade!) and a signing. Tickets are 10$ or free with your purchase of Women in Clothes. Drop by the Librairie and get yours now!

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