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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

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Finalists

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 7:30 PM

    IFOA is proud to present the works nominated for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.

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  • Trusting the Muse

    Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 4:00 PM

    A short story collection, a memoir, a novel—authors share their journeys from the beginning to middle to end of their individual works.

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