Steve Heighton
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News & forthcoming work

Selected Poems 1983-2020, edited by Karen Solie, was published in Canada and the USA in April 2021 by House of Anansi

The Devil's Share, an album produced by Hugh Christopher Brown, has just been released by Wolfe Island Records/CRS Europe

• In April 2020, Granta Magazine published Heighton's short story "As if in Prayer"

• In September, Biblioasis published his memoir Reaching Mithymna: Among the Volunteers and Refugees on Lesvos, and Groundwood/Anansi published his book for young readers The Stray & the Strangers; in October, AU Press published an essay in chapbook form, The Virtues of Disillusionment

• has selected The Nightingale Won't Let You Sleep on its "Poignant Books from Exceptional Writers in Modern Fiction" list

• Heighton's poem "Christmas Work Detail, Samos" was a finalist for the 2019 Moth Prize in Ireland

• Mémoire d'encrier has just published a French language edition of The Nightingale Won't Let You Sleep. Caroline Lavoie's translation is entitled Le rossignol t'empêche de dormir

• Micky Levy's short film "Union," an adaptation of Heighton's story "Shared Room on Union" (from The Dead Are More Visible and anthologized in Best American Mystery Stories), has just been nominated for Best Short in the Rome Prisma Film Awards and is an official selection for the Indie Short Fest of the Los Angeles International Film Fest