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Biography

Steven Heighton is the author of fourteen books, most recently The Nightingale Won’t Let You Sleep, a novel that has just appeared in French and Ukrainian translations and has been optioned for film, and The Waking Comes Late, which received the 2016 Governor General’s Award for Poetry. His novel Afterlands has appeared in six countries, 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, Best English Stories, Poetry, Best American Poetry, Tin House, TLR, Agni, Best American Mystery Stories, Zoetrope, London Magazine, New England Review, and five editions of Best Canadian Stories. Heighton has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award, the Trillium Award, the Moth prize in Ireland, and the W.H. Smith Award in Britain. He is an occasional fiction reviewer for the New York Times Book Review and has served as a writer in residence for several universities, including McGill, Massey College (U of T), Concordia, Queen's, UPEI, and the University of Ottawa. He has a website: www.stevenheighton.com

Updated November 15 2019 by Student & Academic Services

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