Angie Abdou will be leading a discussion with Stephen Heighton at the Fernie Library and on Zoom.
Steven Heighton’s most recent works are Selected Poems 1983-2020; an album of original songs, The Devil’s Share; and Reaching Mithymna: Among the Volunteers & Refugees On Lesvos, which was a finalist for the Writers’ Trust Hilary Weston Prize. He is also the author of The Waking Comes Late, which received the 2016 Governor General’s Award for Poetry, and the novel Afterlands, which appeared in six countries, was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and was a “best of year” selection in ten publications in Canada, the USA, and the UK. The novel has been optioned for film by Pall Grimsson and is in pre-production. He has also published The Shadow Boxer—a Canadian bestseller and a Publishers’ Weekly Book of the Year for 2002—which appeared in five countries. His other fiction books include The Nightingale Won’t Let You Sleep and The Dead Are More Visible, while his poetry collections include The Ecstasy of Skeptics and The Address Book.