Helen Humphreysmost recent novel, The Evening Chorus, was nominated for a Governor General’s Award and was a national bestseller. Her critically acclaimed memoir, Nocturne, was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award. Previous novels include Coventry, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year, and a finalist for the Trillium Book Award; Afterimage, which won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Prize for fiction; Leaving Earth, which won the Toronto Book Award; and The Lost Garden, which was a Canada Reads selection. The recipient of the Harbourfront Festival Prize for literary excellence, Humphreys lives in Kingston, Ontario. She presents The Ghost Orchard.

Events Helen Humphreys was involved in

  • Writing an Informed Story

    Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 5:00 PM

    Claire Cameron, Helen Humphreys and Roberta Rich discuss how science and history informed their fiction


  • IFOA Owen Sound

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 7:00 PM

    Helen Humphreys sits with Richard Thomas to discuss her latest work The Ghost Orchard!


  • A Celebration of the Best Canadian Poetry of 2016

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 7:30 PM

    Join us in celebrating the work of Canadian poets presented in the ninth edition of Canada’s vibrant yearly anthology The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2016.


  • Toronto Book Awards Celebration

    Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 2:00 PM

    Austin Clarke, Charlotte Gray, Helen Humphreys,Rabindranath Maharaj, Rosemary Sullivan, Guy Vanderhaeghe and Richard B. Wright discuss their Toronto Book Award–winning books at the unveiling of the Toronto Book Garden.


  • GG Books Live!

    Monday, October 26, 2015 - 8:00 PM

    Celebrate the works nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language Fiction.