Helen Humphreys is a poet and writer. She has written six novels, four poetry books and two works of creative non-fiction. Her last novel, The Evening Chorus, was a national bestseller and nominated for a Governor General’s Award. Humphreys was awarded the Harbourfront Festival Prize for literary excellence. The Ghost Orchard is a moving, well-researched work of non-fiction that delves into the secret history of the apple and how it is a symbol of settlement and ties between people.