- For other people with this name, see Daniel Quinn .
(born 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American writer described as an environmentalist. He is best known for his book Ishmael
(1992), which won the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship Award in 1991.
Quinn himself does not, however, identify as an "environmentalist," pointing out that the term evokes the notion of something that is "out there," and somehow "not us." The typical conception of environmentalism, Quinn argues, is one of a false-dichotomy --- a false division that says there's "the environment," and then there's "us humans" living in the environment (and somehow not a part of it).