News & forthcoming work
• Hamish Hamilton/Penguin has just published Heighton's new novel, The Nightingale Won't Let You Sleep
• The Ukranian publisher Nora Druk recently purchased rights for a Ukranian edition of the novel
• Heighton has received the 2016 Governor General's Award for Poetry for The Waking Comes Late
•In February, 2017, Heighton read from The Waking Comes Late at the Cork International Poetry Festival, in Cork, Ireland
• 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 February 2017 Heighton read from The Waking Comes Late at the Cork International Poetry Festival in Cork, Ireland
• Heighton led the poetry workshop at the 2016 Sage Hill Writing Experience (Blackstrap Lake, Saskatchewan), and will be returning to lead the same workshop in July 2017