Frank Bures is an award-winning writer and essayist. He is the editor of Under Purple Skies: The Minneapolis Anthology, which collects some of the best writing about Minneapolis. He is also the author of The Geography of Madness, which Newsweek called one of the best travel books of the decade. Apart from giving tours of his home town, Bures has also tracked down genital thieves in Nigeria, gone on Sasquatch expeditions in the north woods and competed in the World Rock Skipping Championships on the Great Lakes. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two daughters.