Pen Name: None
Born: in Hinsdale, Illinois
Photo Credit: Matt Moyer
Miles Harvey grew up in Downers Grove, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and currently resides in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional Information
Miles Harvey began reporting on Gilbert Bland in 1996 for Outside magazine. He worked for UPI and In These Times. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Harvey was the recipient of a 2004-2005 Illinois Arts Council Award for prose and a 2007-2008 Knight-Wallace fellowship at the University of Michigan. He teaches creative writing at DePaul University in Chicago.
His book, The Island of Lost Maps was a national and international bestseller that was named one of the top ten books of 2000 by USA Today and the Chicago Sun-Times.
- The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime, Random House, 2000
- Painter in a Savage land, Random House, 2008
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime
Release Date: 2000-09-05
Painter in a Savage Land: The Strange Saga of the First European Artist in North America
Release Date: 2008-06-24
Illinois Arts Council, Artists Fellowship Award for Prose, 2004-2005
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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