Miles Corwin

Miles Corwin spent the first five years of his life in downtown Los Angeles' Rossylyn Hotel, which his grandfather owned, next to infamous skidrow. Years later he worked as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times.  Author of three bestselling nonfiction books: The Killing Season (1998); And Still We Rise (2001), the winner of the PEN West award for nonfiction and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year; and Homicide Special (2004). His first novel is Kind of Blue (2010). Professor at University of California, Irvine.

"Most homicide detectives joke around a lot. This is a coping mechanism. If they don't have a sense of humor, I discovered, they burn out quickly and don't last long in homicide."

- Miles Corwin