Davis Miller is the author of the nonfiction novels "The Tao of Muhammad Ali" and "The Tao of Bruce Lee: a martial arts memoir." Miller's first published story, "My Dinner with Ali," was judged the best essay to have been published in an American newspaper magazine in 1989. A shorter version of "My Dinner with Ali" was nominated for the 1990 National Magazine Award and in 1999 was judged by David Halberstam to be one of the best twenty pieces of sports writing of the twentieth-century. "My Dinner with Ali" has been anthologized in "The Best American Sports Writing of the Century" and in "The Muhammad Ali Reader." Miller has regularly written fiction and nonfiction for numerous major magazines and newspapers, including "Esquire," "Men's Journal," "Rolling Stone," "GQ," "Arena," the "Washington Post," the "Los Angeles Times," "Newsday," the "Chicago Tribune," the "Miami Herald," the "Independent on Sunday," and the "Louisville Courier-Journal," among many others.!
His nonfiction short story, "The Zen of Muhammad Ali," was nominated for the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. "The Zen of Muhammad Ali" was anthologized in "The Best American Sports Writing, 1994." Miller is at work on several projects, including the third book in his "Tao" trilogy, a short novel, and a bio-novel concerning Marvin Gaye. He has two children, Johanna and Isaac, and lives near Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he was born.
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Books:The Tao of Muhammad Ali, October 1999