Stephen Henighan is the author of no less than sixteen books of fiction, criticism, and nonfiction, most recently the short story collection Blue River and Red Earth and his translation of the Angolan writer Ondjaki’s novel Transparent City. He is a novelist and short story writer, journalist, translator and professor of Latin American literature at the University of Guelph. He writes a regular column at Geist.com.
Stephen’s journalism has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Times Literary Supplement, among others. 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.
Here we discuss his new short story collection, Blue River and Red Earth.