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Josephine Humphreys (born February 2, 1945) is an American novelist.

A native of Charleston, South Carolina, which is also the setting of her novels Dreams of Sleep, Rich in Love and The Fireman's Fair, Humphreys was educated at Ashley Hall (Class of 1963), studied creative writing with Reynolds Price at Duke University (A.B., 1967), and went on to attend Yale University (M.A., 1968) and the University of Texas. She held fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and the Danforth Foundation. From 1970 to 1977, before beginning her writing career, she taught English in Charleston.

While her first three novels are mainly about contemporary family life in the South, her fourth, Nowhere Else on Earth, is a departure in that it is an historical novel based on the true story of Rhoda Strong and Henry Berry Lowrie from the American Civil War era. It won the Southern Book Award in 2001.

Rich in Love, probably her best-known novel, was made into a 1993 film of the same title directed by Bruce Beresford, from a screenplay by Alfred Uhry, starring Albert Finney and Jill Clayburgh.

Humphreys was the winner of the 1984 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, for Dreams of Sleep, and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lyndhurst Prize, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature.

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Total Books: 28
Nowhere Else on Earth
2002 - Nowhere Else on Earth (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099415466
ISBN-10: 0099415461
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Rich in Love
2000 - Rich in Love (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780140296105
ISBN-10: 0140296107
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.

The Fireman's Fair
1992 - The Fireman's Fair (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140168389
ISBN-10: 0140168389
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

The Fireman's Fair
1991 - The Fireman's Fair (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780670839070
ISBN-10: 0670839078
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

Rich in Love
1987 - Rich in Love (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780670818105
ISBN-10: 0670818100
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

Dreams of Sleep
1985 - Dreams of Sleep (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140077872
ISBN-10: 0140077871
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

Josephine Humphreys Reads Dreams of Sleep and Rich in Love
Josephine Humphreys Reads Dreams of Sleep and Rich in Love [Excerpts] (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9781556442957
ISBN-10: 1556442955

Interview With Josphine Humphreys
Interview with Josphine Humphreys (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9781556442964
ISBN-10: 1556442963

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