Daniel Allen Cox is a
Canadian novelist shortlisted twice for a Lambda Literary Award.
AfterElton.com named Daniel one of its “Favorite
Gay Canucks.” He was a columnist for Xtra Ottawa from
2008 to 2011. He lives in Montreal, where he works as a writing mentor.
After stints as a Jehovah’s Witness and a porn
model/actor, Daniel wrote Tattoo This Madness In,
his novella about LGBT Jehovah’s Witnesses who use Smurf tattoos to rebel
against their faith. Next was Shuck, his
semi-autobiographical debut novel about a New York City hustler. It was
published to wide acclaim and rave reviews, and was shortlisted for a Lambda
Literary Award and a ReLit Award. His apartment burned down on November 2,
2007, while he was writing the book.
His second novel, Krakow Melt, was also published by Arsenal Pulp Press. It was excerpted in The
Advocate, chosen by San Francisco’s A Different Light
bookstore as its October 2010 book club pick, named a Book Marks Best Fiction 2010
selection, and selected as a finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT
Fiction and for a Lambda Literary Award. Istanbul-based Altikirkbes, the
publisher behind the renowned Underground Poetix journal,
will be translating and releasing a Turkish-language version of Krakow Melt
as part of an underground literature series featuring
Daniel has spoken and performed widely, including
at the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, gritLIT Hamilton
Literary Fetsival, Ottawa International Writers’ Festival, Atlanta Queer Lit
Fest, Northeastern Illinois University, Columbia College Chicago, McGill
University, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Rainbow Centre, WESTFEST, the San
Francisco Sex Worker Arts Festival, AIDS Committee of Ottawa, and on CBC Radio
Daniel has read with Marcia Clark, the lead
prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
new novel, Basement of Wolves, is forthcoming from Arsenal Pulp Press in April 2012.