Stephen reviewed a posthumous work by Roberto Bolaño for the Times Literary Supplement.
An essay by Stephen on the career of Mario Vargas Llosa appeared in the Literary Review of Canada.
Stephen was interviewed about the history of the harassment scandals in the Concordia University creative writing program on CTV News.
Stephen's essay "An Ambiguous Voice" appeared in the collection Luminous Ink. Writers on Writing in Canada.
Stephen's long short story, "Blue River Hotel," will be published in the Fall 2018 issue of Ploughshares.
In 2018, Stephen published three new books: the short story collection Blue River and Red Earth , his English translation of Ondjaki's novel Transparent City, and his scholarly volume, co-edited with Candace Johnson, Human and Environmental Justice in Guatemala....
Stephen's short story won the 2016 McNally-Robinson/ Prairie Fire Short Fiction Contest and will appear in the Summer 2017 issue of Prairie Fire magazine.
Stephen's long story "Blue River Hotel" is forthcoming as a "solo" publication from the prestigious Boston literary magazine Ploughshares .
Stephen's new short story collection, Blue River and Red Earth, will be published by Cormorant Books in 2018.
A chapter by Stephen on the Central European connections of the mothers of the writers Mavis Gallant and Clark Blaise appears in Clark Blaise: Essays on His Works (Guernica Editions, 2016), edited by J.R. (Tim) Struthers.
The Word on the Street Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, with Lisa Moore
Reading with Tamas DobozyBiblioasis Bookstore, 1520 Wyandotte St E, Windsor, Ontario
Reading from Blue River and Red Earth with Mauricio Segura Argo Bookshop 1915 Ste. Catherine Street West, Montreal, Quebec
"Angolanidade and the Contours of a Late-Developing National Literature,' Lecture University of Bucharest, Bulevardul Regina Elisabeta 4-12, Bucharest, Romania.
"The Institutions of Canadian Literature: From Consolidation to Dissolution," Lecture Eotvos Loránd University Egyetem tér 1-3, Budapest, Hungary.
"Postcolonialism's End? The Fragmentation of CanLit, 2000-2017," Lecture Szentkirályi u. 28, 1088 Budapest, Hungary.
Launch of Blue River and Red Earth The Bookshelf 41 Quebec Street, Guelph
Guelph Country Club, 133 Woodlawn Road East, Guelph. Evening on The Path of the Jaguar
Stephen will be reading from his novel, The Path of the Jaguar. For more information click here.
April 30, 3PM Reading (with Francisco Goldman, Barbara Gowdy, Rosemary Sullivan and others). Salle Godin, Hotel 10