Daniel Allen Cox

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Daniel Allen Cox
Occupation Writer
Nationality Canadian
Period 2000s-present
Notable works Shuck, Krakow Melt

Daniel Allen Cox (born February 3, 1976) is a Canadian author and screenwriter. Shuck, his debut novel about a New York City hustler, was a Lambda Literary Award and a ReLit Award finalist.

Life and career[edit]

Cox is described in interviews as a former Jehovah's Witness and model/actor in gay pornography.[1] From 2008 to 2011, he wrote the column "Fingerprinted" for Capital Xtra! in Ottawa, Ontario.[2]

Krakow Melt, the second novel by Cox, published by Arsenal Pulp Press, about Polish pyromaniacs who fight homophobia, was released in 2010 and was excerpted in the US-based national gay and lesbian newsmagazine The Advocate.[3] In 2011, Istanbul-based publisher Altikirkbes acquired Turkish-language rights to the novel for an underground literature imprint featuring Lydia Lunch.[4] The novel was nominated for the ReLit Award, the Lambda Literary Award and the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction. Cox's third novel, Basement of Wolves, was released in 2012.[5]

Cox co-wrote the screenplay for the Bruce LaBruce film Gerontophilia which premiered in 2013 at the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, won the Grand Prix FOCUS for Best Canadian Film at the Festival du nouveau cinéma, had theatrical runs and television presentations in Canada, France, and Poland, and has screened at over seventy-five festivals worldwide. Gerontophilia will be released in theatres in the United States in 2015. [6][7]

Cox's short film script One Shut Night was performed live at the 2013 NYC PictureStart Film Festival in a stage reading directed by Peter Kelley.[8]

Cox has appeared at the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival, Ottawa International Writers' Festival, Northeastern Illinois University, Columbia College Chicago,[9] McGill University,[10] Wilfrid Laurier University's Rainbow Centre, the San Francisco Sex Worker Arts Festival,[11] WESTFEST, GritLit, AIDS Committee of Ottawa, and CBC Radio One.[12][13] He is a former fiction editor of Outsider Ink, and his own fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. He is openly gay.[14]

Tattoo This Madness In, his novella about LGBT Jehovah's Witnesses who use Smurf tattoos to rebel against their faith, was nominated for a 2007 Expozine Alternative Press Award.



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