Helen Humphreys

Helen Humphreys


Born
in London, The United Kingdom
March 29, 1961

Website

Genre


Helen Humphreys is the author of four books of poetry, five novels, and one work of creative non-fiction. She was born in Kingston-on-Thames, England, and now lives in Kingston, Ontario with her dog, Hazel.

Her first novel, Leaving Earth (1997), won the 1998 City of Toronto Book Award and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her second novel, Afterimage (2000), won the 2000 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, was nominated for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her third novel, The Lost Garden (2002), was a 2003 Canada Reads selection, a national bestseller, and was also a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Wild Dogs (2004) won the 2005 Lambda Prize for fiction, has been optio
...more

Average rating: 3.76 · 7,551 ratings · 1,349 reviews · 24 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Lost Garden

3.77 avg rating — 1,720 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Coventry

3.70 avg rating — 1,241 ratings — published 2008 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Evening Chorus

3.83 avg rating — 1,230 ratings — published 2015 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Afterimage

3.73 avg rating — 940 ratings — published 2000 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Frozen Thames

3.91 avg rating — 776 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Wild Dogs

3.78 avg rating — 488 ratings — published 2004 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Reinvention of Love

3.34 avg rating — 453 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Nocturne: On the Life and D...

4.08 avg rating — 221 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Leaving Earth

3.70 avg rating — 198 ratings — published 1997 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The River

4.12 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Helen Humphreys…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“Maybe reading was just a way to make her feel less alone, to keep her company. When you read something you are stopped, the moment is stayed, you can sometimes be there more fully than you can in your real life.”
Helen Humphreys, Coventry

“This is what I know about love, That it is tested every day, and what is not renewed is lost. One chooses either to care more or to care less. Once the choice is to care less, then there is no stopping the momentum of goodbye. Each loved thing slips away. There is no stopping it.”
Helen Humphreys, The Lost Garden

“The heart is a river. The act of writing is the moving water that holds the banks apart, keeps the muscle of words flexing so that the reader can be carried along by this movement. To be given space and the chance to leave one's earthly world. Is there any greater freedom than this?”
Helen Humphreys, The Lost Garden



Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Helen to Goodreads.