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Miles Harvey is the author of Painter in a Savage Land: The Strange Saga of the First European Artist in North America (Random House, 2008), which received a 2008 Editors Choice award from Booklist and a best-books citation from The Chicago Tribune. His previous book, The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime (Random House), a national and international bestseller, was selected by USA Todayas one of the ten best books of 2000. The recipient of a 2007-2008 Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan and a 2004-2005 Illinois Arts Council Award for fiction, Harvey has taught at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and the University of New Orleans.
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