Miles Harvey wrote How Long Will I Cry?: Voices of Youth Violence, a play that premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre in 2013. He is the editor of a collection of oral histories, also called How Long Will I Cry?, which will be released this fall. Harvey’s previous work includes The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime (Random House), a national and international bestseller that USA Today named one of the ten best books of 2000, and Painter in a Savage Land: The Strange Saga of the First European Artist in North America (Random House, 2007). His fiction has appeared in publications such as Ploughshares, AGNI, The Michigan Quarterly Review, Fiction Magazine and The Sun, and has received a Distinguished Story citation in Best American Short Stories, 2005, and a Special Mention in Pushcart Prize XXXVII: Best of the Small Presses, 2013. He teaches creative writing at DePaul University.