Helen Humphreys is the bestselling author of four books of poetry, six novels, and four works of creative non-fiction. Leaving Earth won the City of Toronto Book Award. Afterimage won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. The Lost Garden was a Canada Reads selection and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Wild Dogs won the Lambda prize for fiction, has been optioned for film and is being turned into an opera. Nocturne was a finalist for both the B.C. National Award for Non-Fiction and the Trillium Book Award. Her latest book is The Ghost Orchard (HarperCollins, Fall 2017). Helen has been awarded the Harbourfront Festival Prize for literary excellence.