Stephen Henighan

 Stephen Henighan is the author of three novels, including The Streets of Winter (2004), and three short story collections, including A Grave in the Air (2007). He has more than 45 publications in magazines and anthologies worldwide, and writes an influential column on culture for Geist. His journalism has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Times Literary Supplement, and more. He has been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award, the Canada Prize in the Humanities, a McNally Robinson Fiction Prize, a National Magazine Award, and a Western Magazine Award. Henighan teaches Spanish-American literature at the University of Guelph.



short fiction

128 pages / trade paper

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Nights in the Yungas

ISBN: 978-0-920633-97-7

 At a time when North American writers prefer to probe the depths of individual angst and uncertainty, Henighan has unabashedly chosen to tell stories that tackle sociopolitical issues.

“They are refreshingly political, especially when they reflect the ideological contradictions of North American do-gooders in Nicaragua.”
Montreal Gazette.


Addison, Catherine. “Southern Dreaming.” Canadian Literature . No. 141 (Summer 1994): 146-9.
Heighton, Steve. “Hybrid vigor: a survey of six first collections of stories.” Quarry . 42.3 (January 1994): 85-96.
Kulak, Lorne. “Thistledown Fiction.” NeWest Review (June/July 1993): 32-3.
Patrick, Susan. Canadian Book Review Annual (1993): 189
Robertson, Bill. “Patience rewarded for reader of Montreal poet's short stories.” Saskatoon Star-Phoenix . May 8, 1993. D5.
Summers, Merna. “Others in our lives.” Books in Canada (March 1993): 44-5.
Ternar, Yeshim. “Latin America explored in readable stories.” Montreal Gazette . November 21, 1992.


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