Edward Humes

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Edward Humes is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and non-fiction writer.

Biography[edit]

Humes was born in Philadelphia and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. In 1985 he moved to Southern California.

In 1989 he received the Pulitzer Prize for specialized reporting for several investigative stories he wrote about the United States military. Afterwards, he began writing non-fiction books.

Cover of School of Dreams

In 2001, Humes spent a year teaching a writing workshop at Whitney High School in Cerritos, California, a middle-class Los Angeles suburb. His observations while at the school led to his much-applauded narrative non-fiction book School of Dreams, published in 2004.

Since 2001, Humes has worked as a writer for Los Angeles magazine.

Books[edit]

Non-fiction[edit]

  • Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash Publisher: Avery (April 19, 2012) ISBN 978-1-58333-434-8 [1]
  • Humes, Edward (2007). Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America's Soul. Ecco/HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-06-088548-9.  (excerpt)
  • Humes, Edward (2006). Over Here: How the G.I. Bill Transformed the American Dream. Harcourt. ISBN 0-15-100710-1.  (excerpt)
  • Humes, Edward (2004). School of Dreams : Making the Grade at a Top American High School. Harcourt/Harvest Books. ISBN 0-15-603007-1. 
  • Humes, Edward (2004). My California: Journeys by Great Writers. Angel City Press. ISBN 1-883318-43-2.  (contributor)
  • Humes, Edward (2004). Baby ER: The Heroic Doctors and Nurses Who Perform Medicine's Tiniest Miracles. Simon & Schuster. ASIN B000A9GLXG. 
  • Humes, Edward (2003). Mean Justice. Pocket. ISBN 0-671-03427-8. 
  • Humes, Edward (1997). No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-684-81195-2. 

True crime[edit]

  • Mississippi Mud: Southern Justice and the Dixie Mafia, Pocket, ISBN 0-671-53505-6, December 1, 1995
  • Buried Secrets: A True Story of Serial Murder, New Amer Library, ISBN 0-451-17164-0
  • Murderer With a Badge: The Secret Life of a Rogue Cop, E P Dutton, ISBN 0-525-93498-7, November 1, 1992

Article[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Levinson, Marc (April 17, 2012). "At the Top of the Heap". The Wall Street Journal. 

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