Edward Humes

Edward Humes – Independent, Author

Edward Humes is a journalist and author of 13 nonfiction books, most recently GARBOLOGY: OUR DIRTY LOVE AFFAIR WITH TRASH, a popular community, campus and FYE “One Book” selection, and A MAN AND HIS MOUNTAIN, his biography of winemaking legend Jess Jackson.

Some of his other titles include FORCE OF NATURE, ECO BARONS, NO MATTER HOW LOUD I SHOUT: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF JUVENILE COURT, and MONKEY GIRL: EVOLUTION, EDUCATION, RELIGION AND THE BATTLE FOR AMERICA’S SOUL. He is a regular contributor to Sierra, Los Angeles and California Lawyer magazines and often teach writing workshops.

Edward’s writing — a mix of narrative nonfiction, immersion journalism, and investigative reporting for newspapers, magazines and books – has received the Pulitzer Prize. Other honors include a PEN Award, a Casey Medal for Public Service, and a Best Book Award from Investigative Reporters and Editors.

Specialties: As a writer and journalist, as well as a public speaker and college lecturer, he has extensive expertise in these areas:

Environment and Sustainability
Juvenile court and juvenile justice
Evolution, creationism and Intelligent Design
The history and impact of the original GI Bill
Education reform
Wrongful convictions and prosecutorial misconduct
Narrative nonfiction

Articles by Edward Humes