Davis Bunn

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Davis Bunn is the author of numerous national bestsellers in genres spanning historical sagas, contemporary thrillers, and inspirational gift books. He has received widespread critical acclaim, including three Christy Awards for excellence in fiction, and his books have sold more than six million copies in sixteen languages. He and his wife, Isabella, are affiliated with Oxford University, where Davis serves as writer in residence at Regent’s Park College. He lectures internationally on the craft of writing.

Photograph by I.D. Bunn

Books by this Author

The Sign Painter
Hidden in Dreams
Book of Dreams
The Black Madonna
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Esse quam vedere: To be, rather than to seem.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. George Freeth. Does he regret introducing surfing to southern California.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Intensity in silence

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Deep water - deep shades below me.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. David Lynch

Author Voices

October 31, 2011


I wanted to share the latest blogger reviews of my new novel, see more

December 16, 2009

There is a lot of solitude to the writer’s life.  A lot of days when the world is something that happens to other people, like my characters.  Such days, I’m confined to the desk, struggling with that all-consuming challenge, the empty page. 


And then there are other days.  Like the past two.


Four years ago, I was made a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, or BAFTA.  The US equivalent is called the American Academy.  The Hollywood Academy, as it is often referred to, is pretty much... see more

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