The Friends of Hillsboro City Library are pleased to welcome National Bestselling Author Steven L. Davis as guest speaker at this year’s Author Luncheon. This year’s event will take place on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 12 noon at Historic City Hall located at 127 East Franklin Street in downtown Hillsboro. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling 254-582-7385 or visiting the library at 118 South Waco Street. No tickets will be sold at the door. Davis will be discussing his book, “Dallas 1963,” co-written with Bill Minutaglio.
Considered “one of Texas’ leading scholars of its indigenous culture,” Steven L. Davis is an author, editor, curator, and speaker.
His books include Texas Literary Outlaws, J. Frank Dobie: A Liberated Mind, and Dallas 1963 (co-written with Bill Minutaglio.)
Davis is a longtime Curator at the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University in San Marcos, which holds the literary papers of the region’s leading writers. He has developed and curated over 30 exhibits at the Wittliff Collections. He has appeared on television and radio and made dozens of public talks.
He is editor of Land of the Permanent Wave: An Edwin “Bud” Shrake Reader and co-editor of Lone Star Sleuths: Mystery-Detective Fiction in Texas.
He is the author of many articles and reviews, appearing in publications such as Slate, the New Republic, The Daily Beast, the Texas Observer, American Prospect, San Antonio Express – News, Southwestern American Literature, Texas Books in Review, and the Southwestern Historical Quarterly. Davis is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and currently serves on the TIL Council.