author of the memoir-in-essays A VOCABULARY FOR APOSTATES, forthcoming from Penguin Canada, spring 2023
"Headstrong," in Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction, Spring 2019 (21.1)
"A Vocabulary for Apostates," in The Rumpus, May 2020
"After Leaving the Jehovah's Witnesses, I Am Writing My Way to the Truth," in Electric Literature, October 2020
"The Witness is Complicit," in TriQuarterly, Winter 2021 (159), reprinted as "Conflagration and Catastrophe: On Jehovah's Witnesses and the Doom of COVID-19" in Literary Hub, January 2021
+ essay forthcoming in Electric Literature (2021)
IN THE PRESS
Daniel Allen Cox’s fourth novel is his most assured and accomplished to date...Mouthquake is a
moving, poetic ride that defies expectation but keeps the reader grounded for its duration.
Zoe Whittall, author of Bottle Rocket Hearts and The Best Kind of People, in Quill & Quire (STARRED REVIEW)
Cox's splintered narrative, polished to an incisive gloss, bristles with both mischief and menace.
Mouthquake is the subject of the essay "Prendre parole: le bégaiements queer dans Mouthquake de Daniel Allen Cox" by Domenico A. Beneventi in QuébeQueer (les Presses de l'Université de Montréal, 2020)
BIO / CONTACT
Daniel is the author of the novels Shuck, Krakow Melt, Basement of Wolves, and Mouthquake, all published by Arsenal Pulp Press. A hardcover edition of Shuck was published by InsideOut Books.
His memoir-in-essays A Vocabulary for Apostates is forthcoming from Penguin Canada in spring 2023.
Daniel's essays and short fiction appear or are forthcoming in Electric Literature, TriQuarterly, The Malahat Review, The Rumpus, Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction, Maisonneuve, Open Book Toronto, Xtra!, Filling Station, Word Riot, Lambda Literary, The Advocate, and in anthologies by Arsenal Pulp Press and Lethe Press.
An excerpt of Daniel's novel Mouthquake was translated for Nova Istra and was the first queer text to be published in the Chakavian dialect of Croatian. Mouthquake is the subject of the essay "Prendre parole: le bégaiements queer dans Mouthquake de Daniel Allen Cox" by Domenico A. Beneventi in QuébeQueer (les Presses de l'Université de Montréal, 2020)
Daniel's work has been nominated for the Lambda Literary Award, the Ferro-Grumley Award, the ReLit Award, the Expozine Alternative Press Award, and the American Library Association Over the Rainbow List.
He is a recipient of grants from Canada Council for the Arts and Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. He has chaired and participated in numerous juries, including the Lambda Literary Awards and the Manitoba Book Awards.
Daniel has appeared at Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival, GritLit, Thin Air (Winnipeg), Ottawa International Writers Festival, Westfest (Ottawa), Columbia College Chicago, Northeastern Illinois University, KGB Bar (NYC) and on CBC Radio One. Daniel has been a writer-in-residence in Croatia and on La Gomera in the Canary Islands.
He is past president of the Quebec Writers' Federation, where he has also served as a writing mentor.
Daniel Allen Cox's essays appear or are forthcoming in Electric Literature, The Malahat Review, Fourth Genre, The Rumpus, TriQuarterly and elsewhere. He is the author of four novels published by Arsenal Pulp Press. Daniel lives in Tiotia:ke/Montréal and is past president of the Quebec Writers' Federation. He is represented by Akin Akinwumi at Willenfield Literary Agency. @danielallencox on Twitter.
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