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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Miles Harvey  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children;

Born: in Hinsdale, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

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''.

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Illinois Arts Council, Artists Fellowship Award for Prose, 2004-2005

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