Welcome to the website and blog of award-winning writer Daniel Goodwin.
I am pleased to share that my second novel, The Art of Being Lewis, will be released on December 7, 2018 by Cormorant Books. It’s a darkly comic story about how one man finds the courage to come to terms with his past and become himself. I’m very happy with how the book has come together and am really enjoying working with my publisher and editor Marc Coté.
The striking cover art is by Angel John Guerra, my favourite book cover designer. Stay tuned for more as we approach the publication date.
But in the meantime, here’s what three of my favourite writers are saying about the book:
“Daniel Goodwin’s poetry and novels are always filled with deep insights into the confused state of modern masculinity. The Art of Being Lewis is his best work so far: a sad, hilarious, philosophical novel that blends fine writing and forward momentum. You will think about Lewis, his humiliations and regular triumphs, before falling asleep at night (if you can stop to turn out the light).”
My first novel Sons and Fathers was described by novelist Terry Fallis as “a wild, page-turning ride through a harrowing collision of family, friendship, politics, and love.”
I like to think of Sons and Fathers as a novel for men who don’t read fiction and the women who love them.
Writing in The Malahat Review, Michael Greenstein called my first poetry collection, Catullus’s Soldiers, “Allusive yet accessible.”
For me, Catullus’s Soldiers is a book of poems for people who didn’t know they liked poetry.
Read my latest blog post, on the relationship between business and fiction.