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Steve Davis is a PEN USA award-winning author and editor of several books. His writing has been described as "lively, groundbreaking, and illuminating."

His most recent book, co-authored with Bill Minutaglio, is The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon & the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD.

His previous books include Dallas 1963, winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Research Nonfiction. He is also the author of J. Frank Dobie: A Liberated Mind and Texas Literary Outlaws: Six Writers in the Sixties and Beyond. His edited books include The Essential J. Frank Dobie.

Davis is a past president of the Texas Institute of Letters and is a longtime curator at the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University in San Marcos.