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Daniel Allen Cox is the author of the memoir-in-essays I Felt the End Before It Came and the novels Shuck, Krakow Melt, Basement of Wolves, and Mouthquake. His books have been nominated for the Lambda Literary, Ferro-Grumley, and ReLit awards and have appeared on best-of lists from the American Library Association and the Seattle Public Library. Mouthquake was one of twenty-seven works selected for inclusion in QuébeQueer, a fifty-year overview of queer cultural production in Quebec.

Daniel’s essays and short fiction have appeared in The Guardian, The Globe and MailCatapult, Electric Literature, Literary Hub, The Rumpus, The Florida Review, TriQuarterly, The Malahat Review, Fourth Genre, Maisonneuve, filling Station, The Advocate, Best Gay Stories, as well as in numerous anthologies. His essay “The Glow of Electrum” was a finalist for a 2021 Canadian National Magazine Award in Personal Journalism and was named a Notable essay in The Best American Essays 2021. His essay "You Can't Blame Movers for Everything Broken" will be reprinted in Best Canadian Essays 2024. Daniel is a former columnist for Xtra Magazine.


​He has chaired and participated in numerous juries, including for the Lambda Literary Awards, the Manitoba Book Awards, and the Writers' Trust, the largest literary prize organization in Canada. Daniel was essay judge for the 2023 Artist of Promise Creative Writing Competition, and is the 2023 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize judge. He is a recipient of grants from the Canada Council and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec, and has served as a writing mentor for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs. Daniel is past president of the Quebec Writers’ Federation.


Daniel has appeared at Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival, GritLit, Thin Air, Ottawa International Writers Festival, the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival, Westfest, Toronto Public Library, and The Strand Bookstore. He is a writing instructor and workshop leader, and has spoken at academic institutions across North America, including Columbia College Chicago, Northeastern Illinois University, McGill University, and California College of the Arts.

He is represented by Akin Akinwumi at Willenfield Literary Agency.

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