News & forthcoming work
•The New England Review will publish a new short story in September 2017
• 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
• Québec publisher Les Editions Mémoire d'encrier recently acquired French rights for 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.