Video available all weekend July 23rd-25th
Steven Heighton’s debut album, The Devil’s Share (Wolfe Island Records/CRS Europe), follows eighteen books—poetry, fiction, and essays—including the 2016 Governor General’s Award-winner The Waking Comes Late and his 2005 novel Afterlands, which was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and is now in pre-production for film. Heighton has been described by Al Purdy as “One of the best writers of his generation, maybe the best.” His latest book, Reaching Mithymna: Among the Volunteers & Refugees on Lesvos, was a Writers’ Trust Hilary Weston Award finalist. His short fiction and poetry have appeared in Granta, London Review of Books, Best English Stories, Best American Poetry, Tin House, Best American Mystery Stories and five editions of Best Canadian Stories. Heighton has given readings and taught workshops in St Petersburg, Russia; Tbilisi, Georgia; Cambridge University; Manchester University; New York City; Guanajuato, Mexico; Yalova, Turkey; the Banff Centre for the Arts; and many others.