Steven Heighton

Steven Heighton won a Governor General's Award last year for his poetry collection The Waking Comes Late. This year he published a novel, The Nightingale Won't Let You Sleep, described by Annie Proulx as "a rich and disturbing literary thriller" and by the Toronto Star as "powerful, unsettling and affecting." He is also the author of the novel Afterlands, which has appeared in six countries; was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice along with a "best of year" selection in ten publications in Canada, the US, and the UK; and is currently in pre-production for film. His work has been translated into ten languages, and his poems and stories have appeared in the London Review of Books, Best English Stories, Best American Mystery Stories, Tin House, Zoetrope, TLR, Best American Poetry, and others. He also reviews fiction for the New York Times Book Review.

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