Steve Heighton
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News & forthcoming work

• Hamish Hamilton/Penguin has just published Heighton's new novel, The Nightingale Won't Let You Sleep, in March 2017

• The Ukranian publisher Nora Druk recently purchased rights for a Ukranian edition of the new novel

• Heighton has received the 2016 Governor General's Award for Poetry for The Waking Comes Late

• A new collection of poetry, The Waking Comes Late, was published in April by Anansi in April, 2016

• In August 2016, Heighton read from The Waking Comes Late at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in the company of poets Jeanette Lynes, Ian Burgham, and Catherine Graham, and musicians Ron Davis and Daniella Nardi. The trip was sponsored mainly by the Centre for Creative Learning

• Heighton's story "Shared Room on Union", from his collection The Dead Are More Visible, was selected by James Patterson for the 2015 edition of Best American Mystery Stories The story has been optioned for film by screenwriter/director Micky Levy.

• In June, ECW press reprinted Workbook, which first appeared in 2011. In September, Anansi did a third printing of Address Book, which first appeared in 2004.

• Heighton led the poetry workshop at the 2015 Sage Hill Writing Experience (Blackstrap Lake, Saskatchewan), and will be returning to lead the same workshop in July 2016 and 2017

• "The Last Sturgeon"—a poem from Heighton's forthcoming collection—will be appearing in the London Review of Books in 2015 or 2016

• From Variety: Pall Grimsson's screenplay of Afterlands is one of 39 feature film projects from 30 countries to be presented at the 11th Berlinale Co-Production Market, Berlin, Feb. 2014. Read the Variety press release here. Afterlands is now in pre-production at Alcina Pictures

The Dead Are More Visible was one of six finalists for the 2013 Trillium Book Award (won by Alice Munro for Dear Life)

• Palimpsest Press has re-issued Heighton's first book, Stalin's Carnival, long out of print, in a slightly revised edition with an introduction by Ken Babstock

• A new short story, "Who Now Lies Sleeping," appears in the Winter 2012/13 issue of Zoetrope: All-Story

• Heighton was the winter 2013 Mordecai Richler Writer in Residence at McGill University

The Dead Are More Visible, a short story collection, was released in May 2012 by Knopf Canada