STEVEN HEIGHTON’s poetry collections include The Ecstasy of SkepticsThe Address Book, and, in 2016, The Waking Comes Late. He is the author of several works of fiction, including Flight Paths of the Emperor (Granta, 1998) and A fterlands (Penguin, 2007), which was cited on best-of-year lists in ten publications in the UK, the USA, and Canada, where he lives.