Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Edward Humes has written fifteen narrative nonfiction books, ranging from the true-crime best-seller "Mississippi Mud"to the critically acclaimed enviro-chronicle "Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash," to the PEN Award-winning "No Matter How Loud I Shout," a narrative account of life and death inside Los Angeles Juvenile Court.
A former newspaper reporter at the Tucson Citizen before leaving for California and a job at the Orange County Register, Humes has taught for the graduate program in literary nonfiction at the University of Oregon; in the University of California-Irvine’s literary journalism department; and at Chapman University, where he taught feature writing. He has written for a number of print and online publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, Readers Digest, the Oxford American, Glamour and Sierra. His narrative account of a troubled shelter for foster children for Los Angeles Magazine, “The Forgotten,” received the Casey Medal for Public Service.
His latest book, published in January 2019, is titled "Burned: A Story of Murder and the Crime That Wasn’t."
He splits his time between Seattle and Southern California with his family, three rescued greyhounds, and an angry cat.