Portrait photographed by Michael Schmelling/The New York Times

Why do women wear what they wear? That’s the question a trio of writers — Leanne Shapton, Heidi Julavits and Sheila Heti — have set out to explore in their upcoming book, Women in Clothes. Here, we turn the lens on Leanne, who’s also an illustrator and Co-Founder of J&L Books, for a quick hit of literary Q’s.

Book that changed my life…
Emily of New Moon by Lucy Maud Montgomery

And if I were stranded on a deserted island…
I’d want the dictionary with me. And a blank notebook.

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