Steven Heighton’s most recent books are a novel, The Nightingale Won’t Let You Sleep, which has appeared in French and Ukrainian translations and has been optioned for film, and a poetry collection, The Waking Comes Late, which received the 2016 Governor General’s Award for Poetry.
His novel Afterlands has appeared in six countries; was a New York Times Book Review editors’ choice and was cited on year-end lists in the USA, the UK, and Canada; and is in pre-production for film. His short fiction and poetry have received four gold National Magazine Awards and have appeared in London Review of Books, Granta, Best English Stories, Poetry, Best American Poetry, Tin House, Agni, Best American Mystery Stories, Zoetrope, New England Review, and five editions of Best Canadian Stories.
Heighton has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award, the Trillium Award, and Britain’s W.H. Smith Award, and he is an occasional fiction reviewer for the New York Times Book Review.