Selected stories

An essay about a newspaper thief, a newspaper junkie and a dying industry.
Can a brain injury turn you into a criminal? A look at the clash of neuroscience, law and criminal responsibility
A memoir of my old crime reporting days, an old pal and some lessons about death
One man's obsession to row solo across the Atlantic
Kevin Davis' grandfather faces America's notorious bank robber
Counterfeiting gone wild
How a teen-age beauty queen became an American porn queen
What it feels like to get shot
Travel Stories
Journey to the Outback
Hills and Thrills Deep Down in Mexico



Kevin Davis is an award-winning journalist, author and magazine writer based in Chicago. A former crime reporter for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, his writing has appeared in USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago magazine, Utne Reader, In These Times, American Bar Association Journal, Reader’s Digest, USA Weekend, Encyclopaedia Britannica and many other publications.

He is the author of two non-fiction books on the criminal justice system, The Wrong Man, and Defending the Damned. In addition, Davis has authored eight non-fiction children’s books.

Davis is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Studies, as well as a part-time jourmalism instructor at Loyola University Chicago. He also teaches a writing class for detainees at the Cook County Jail.

In addition, he has worked as an editorial consultant for Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Loyola University Medical Center.

A graduate of the University of Illinois, Davis was a staff reporter for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel for ten years. He left the paper after writing his first book to pursue a career as a freelance journalist. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Martha Sanders.