Daniel Quinn (born 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a U.S.writer. He is best known for his book Ishmael (1992), which won the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship Award in 1991.
Daniel Quinn received an education at three universities: Saint Louis University, University of Vienna, Austria, and Loyola University.
In 1975, he abandoned his career as a publisher to become a freelance writer. Quinn is best known for his book Ishmael (1992), which won the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship Award in 1991. This fellowship was established to encourage authors to seek "creative and positive solutions to global problems". Ishmael is the first of a trilogy including The Story of B, and My Ishmael. The 1999 film Instinct is roughly based on the story.
Ishmael and its sequels brought ever-increasing fame to Quinn throughout the 1990s, and he became a very well-known author to certain segments of the environmental movement, the simplicity movement, the anarchist movement and Anarcho-primitivism movements. Quinn has...