DANIEL 
ALLEN 
COX


author of the memoir-in-essays A VOCABULARY FOR APOSTATES, forthcoming from Penguin Canada, spring 2023

finalist for a 2021 Canadian National Magazine Award in personal journalism


Daniel on Twitter
 

ESSAYS / TEACHING

RECENT ESSAYS

"Headstrong," in Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction, Spring 2019 (21.1)

"A Vocabulary for Apostates," in The Rumpus, May 2020

"The Glow of Electrum," in The Malahat Review, Summer 2020, with interview on the essay. The essay is a finalist for a 2021 National Magazine Award in Personal Journalism.

"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

"My Heart is a Bibliography: On Being a Writer Without a University Degree," in Catapult, July 2021

+ essay forthcoming in The Florida Review (2021)

TEACHING

 

Upcoming:

1-Day Nonfiction Intensive: When Is an Essay Finished?

 

Catapult

Saturday, September 18
10 a.m. -1:40 p.m. PT
1-4:40 p.m. ET
7-10:40 p.m. CET
2021

Past:

1-Day Nonfiction Intensive: When Is an Essay Finished?

 

Catapult

Saturday, June 5
10 a.m. -1:40 p.m. PT
1-4:40 p.m. ET
7-10:40 p.m. CET
2021

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NOVELS

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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.

Publisher's Weekly

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 Allen Cox (he/him) is an essayist, novelist, editor, and translator based in Montreal, Quebec. He is represented by Akin Akinwumi at Willenfield Literary Agency.

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 CatapultElectric Literature, The Florida ReviewTriQuarterly, The Malahat ReviewThe RumpusFourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction, Maisonneuve, Open Book TorontoXtra!, Filling Station, Word Riot, Lambda Literary, The Advocate, and in anthologies by Arsenal Pulp Press and Lethe Press.

His essay "The Glow of Electrum" is a finalist for a 2021 National Magazine Award in Personal Journalism.

Daniel is a juror for the 2021 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ2S+ Emerging Writers.

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.

CONTACT

Email: daniel@danielallencox.net

Twitter: @danielallencox

For all publishing, rights, and events inquiries, please contact Akin Akinwumi at Willenfield Literary Agency: admin@willenfield.com

 
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Photo by Alison Slattery