Helen Humphreys

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Helen Humphreys (born 13 June 1961) is a Canadian poet and novelist who has written several books. She was born in London, England, and now lives in Kingston, Ontario. When she was younger she was kicked out of high school and had to attend an alternative school to finish her education.[1] Humphrey's first novel, Leaving Earth, was a New York Times Notable Book in 1998, and was a winner of the City of Toronto Book Award.[2]



  • Gods and Other Mortals - 1986
  • Nuns Looking Anxious
  • Listening to Radios
  • The Perils of Geography - 1995 (Brick Books)
  • Anthem



  • Nocturne: On the Life and Death of My Brother - 2013



  1. ^ Biography at Canadian Authors
  2. ^ a b Linda Richards (October 2002). "Interview with Helen Humphrey". January Magazine. 
  3. ^ Helen Humphreys wins $10,000 literary prize. CBC News, 23 September 2009.

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