Heighton's works of poetry and fiction have been translated into nine languages and have garnered nominations for the Governor General’s Award, the Trillium Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Journey Prize, and Britain’s W.H. Smith Award. Published in the United States and soon to appear in Britain, Australia, Germany, and the Netherlands, Afterlands became a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Heighton has also won the Lampert Award, The Petra Kenney Prize, the Air Canada Award, and gold medals for fiction and for poetry in the National Magazine Awards.
"Afterlands is a superb work of the imagination — a blend of fact and fiction that is handled with grace and mastery.... This is Heighton at his best."
—Helen Humphreys, bestselling author of The Lost Garden