Podcast: Interview with Helen Humphreys, author of Nocturne

The author talks about her memoir about the death of her brother.

Nocture book cover April 13 p178

Recently I had the opportunity to interview author Helen Humphreys at the launch of her new book, Nocturne: On the Life and Death of My Brother, at the Dora Keogh Pub in Toronto.

At 45, pianist Martin Humphreys was diagnosed with cancer. Four months later he was dead. After his death, Helen started writing. She says she “simply started writing a letter” to Martin. Soon she had some 60 pages or more and realized she had what might be a book.

We talked about the process of writing the book; Martin, his love of music and humour; and what he meant to Helen. You can listen to a podcast of our talk here:


Martin Humphreys

Helen’s brother Martin Humphreys

Helen Humphreys

Author Helen Humphreys

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