Steven Heighton’s most recent books are the Trillium Award finalist The Dead Are More Visible (stories), Workbook, a collection of memos and fragmentary essays, and Every Lost Country (a novel).  His 2005 novel, Afterlands, appeared in six countries, was a New York Times Book Review editors’ choice, and was a best of year choice in ten publications in Canada, the USA, and the UK. 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, The Independent, Stand, Best American Mystery Stories, London Magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story, Tin House, Poetry London, Brick, TLR, New England Review and five editions of Best Canadian Stories.  Heighton has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award and Britain’s W.H. Smith Award, and he is a fiction reviewer for the New York Times Book Review. In 2013 Palimpsest Press reissued his first book, the Gerald Lampert Award-winning poetry collection Stalin’s Carnival, in a slightly revised edition, with an introduction by Ken Babstock.

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