Kenan Heise

Kenan Heise is an award-winning author and journalist as well as an inductee into the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame. A retired reporter, columnist, and staff writer for the "Chicago Tribune," he served 17 years as editor of the Action Line column and 15 as chief obituary writer. He is the author of 25 books, including "They Speak for Themselves: Interviews with the Destitute of Chicago," and has taught writing at Columbia College and DePaul University. He lives in Chicago.