Daniel Quinn

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Birthday
11, 1935
Birthplace
Omaha, NE
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
11, 1935 (age 82)
Birthplace
Omaha, NE

About

An American writer, he is best known for his 1992 novel, Ishmael, which deconstructs the belief that humans represent the pinnacle of evolution. His other works include The Story of B (1996) and After Dachau (2001).

Before Fame

He briefly wanted to become a Trappist monk. After abandoning this dream, he pursued a career in publishing.

Trivia

He was awarded the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship Award in 1991.

Family Life

He grew up in Nebraska. He was married three times, and he settled in Texas with Rennie Quinn, his third wife.

Associated With

His novel Ishmael inspired the Pearl Jam/Eddie Vedder song, "Do the Evolution."