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
Notable Essays and Literary Nonfiction of 2020 (Best American Essays 2021)
Daniel on Twitter
ESSAYS / TEACHING
"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, Notable Essays and Literary Nonfiction of 2020 (Best American Essays 2021)
"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
"Occult Following" in Maisonneuve, Fall 2021
+ essay The Florida Review (Fall 2021)
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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.
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 Catapult, Electric Literature, The Florida Review, 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.
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.
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