Josephine Humphreys

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Date of Birth February 2, 1945
Place of Birth South Carolina
Age 75 years old
Horoscope Aquarius

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Josephine Humphreys is an American novelist.

Born: Feb 2, 1945, Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
Occupation: Novelist
Period: 1984–present
Genre: Southern literature, Historical fiction

About Josephine Humphreys

An American author of southern-themed literature and historical fiction, she is known for works such as Dreams of Sleep, The Fireman's Fair, and Nowhere Else on Earth. Her 1987 novel Rich in Love was made into a film starring Albert Finney.

Before Fame

She studied creative writing at Duke University and later attended both Yale University and the University of Texas.


Her 1984 novel Dreams of Sleep won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award.

Family Life

She grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. She married Tom Hutcheson.


She and Adrian Piper both received Guggenheim fellowships.

Information related to Josephine Humphreys

  • Southern literature - Southern literature is defined as American literature about the Southern United States or by writers from this region.
  • Fellowship of Southern Writers - The Fellowship of Southern Writers is a literary organization founded in 1987 in Chattanooga, Tennessee by 21 Southern writers and other literary luminaries. The group meets in every odd-numbered year, usually during the Chattanooga Arts & Education Council Conference on Southern Literature.
  • Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award winners
  • Angier B. Duke Scholars
  • Writers of American Southern literature
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Latest information about Josephine Humphreys updated on January 19, 2021.

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