eh List: Helen Humphreys

October 23, 2017 | TPL Staff

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You are invited to join us on Monday, November 20 at 7 p.m., in Beeton Hall, Toronto Reference Library, for Apples: The End of an Icon, featuring author Helen Humphreys.

Helen HumphreysHelen Humphreys is a celebrated author of five books of poetry, ten novels and two memoirs. She is appearing as part of the fall 2017 eh List Writer Series. The eh List features notable Canadian writers – in other words, Canada’s “A-list” – and is a premier destination for lovers of literature, history, politics, and of course books. Humphrey's will be introducing us to her most recent book, The Ghost Orchard, a “fascinating journey into the secret history of an iconic food." She will be interviewed by Cordelia Strube. There will be time after the interview for questions and answers, and as well as book signing.


The Ghost Orchard

Her previous book (a 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.


       The Evening Chorus Nocturne

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.

       Coventry Afterimage


   Leaving EarthThe Lost Garden

The recipient of the Harbourfront Festival Prize for literary excellence, Humphreys was born in Kingston-on-Thames, England, and now lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts for their support of the eh List Writer Series, Glad Day Bookshop for acting as bookseller for this event, and The Toronto Star for being our media partner.

You are invited to come back to Toronto Reference Library (Beeton Hall) on Monday, December 4 at 7 p.m. for #CanLit: a Topsy-Turvy History with Nick Mount and Elaine Dewar.

You can find out more about the spring eh List Writer Series on our What's On blog, or follow the conversation online using the hashtag: #ehList.