Steven Heightonis the author of the novelAfterlands, which has appeared in six countries; was aNew York Times Book ReviewEditors’ Choice along with a best book of the year selection in ten publications in Canada, the US, and the UK; and is currently in pre-production for film. He is also the author ofThe Shadow Boxer, a Canadian bestseller and aPublishers WeeklyBook of the Year. His work has been translated into ten languages, and his poems and stories have appeared in theLondon Review of Books,Poetry,Tin House,The Walrus,Europe,Agni,Poetry London,Brick,Best English Stories, and many others. Heighton's most recent book of poetry,The Waking Comes Late, won the 2016 Governor General's Award for Poetry; his works have been nominated for numerous awards, including the Pushcart Prize, the Trillium Award, and Britain’s W.H. Smith Award.