Authors Profile

“Wise teacher.”

“Gentleman Adventurer.”

“Consummate writer.”

“Renaissance Man.”

Reviewers, readers and friends use those phrases to describe Davis Bunn. An internationally-acclaimed author who has sold more than seven million books in 20 languages, Davis is equal parts writer, scholar, teacher, and sportsman.

Born and raised in North Carolina, Davis left for Europe at age twenty. There, he first completed graduate studies in economics and finance, then began a business career that took him to over 40 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Davis came to faith at age 28, while living in Germany and running an international business advisory group. He started writing two weeks later. Since that moment, writing has remained both a passion and a calling.

Davis wrote for nine years and completed seven books before his first was accepted for publication. During that time, he continued to work full-time in his business career, travelling to two and sometimes three countries every week. His first published book, The Presence, was released in 1990 and became a national bestseller.

Honored with four Christy Awards for excellence in historical and suspense fiction, his bestsellers include The Great Divide, Winner Take All, The Meeting Place, The Warning, The Book of Hours, and The Quilt.

A sought-after speaker in the art of writing, Davis serves as Writer In Residence at Regent’s Park College, the University of Oxford.

2016 Speaking & Teaching

  • April 8-9: Wake Forest University, Words Awake conference
  • May and early June: Oxford University
  • June 21-26: Toronto, Write Canada conference
  • July 7-10: U Mass, Amherst Keynote at the C.S. Lewis conference
  • July 28-30: Villanova U, PA, Realm Makers Conference
  • Oct-Nov: Oxford University

Rare Earth Best Suspense Novel, 2013

Drummer in the Dark – Best Suspense Novel, 2002

The Great Divide – Best Suspense Novel, 2001

The Meeting Place
(co-authored with Janette Oke)
Best North American Historical fiction, 2000