Daniel David Moses is registered as a Delaware Indian, though he hails from the Six Nations lands located on the Grand River near Brantford, Ontario, Canada. He holds an Honours B.A. from York University (Toronto,Ontario) and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia.
Moses is the author of plays, poetry and essays. His plays include ‘Coyote City’, a 1991 Governor General’s Literary Award nominee, ‘The Indian Medicine Shows’, the 1996 James Buller Memorial Award winner and, his classic work, ‘Almighty Voice and His Wife’, which in January and February 2012 completed a national Canadian tour. His poetry collections are in book format ‘Delicate Bodies’, ‘The White Line’, ‘Sixteen Jesuses’ and a CD, ‘River Range, Poems’ with original music by David DeLeary. ‘A Small Essay on the Largeness of Light and Other Poems’ was published in 2012. His essays are collected in ‘Pursued by a Bear: Talks, Monologues and Tales’.
His awards include a Chalmers Arts Fellowship in 2003, the Harbourfront International Authors Festival Prize in 2001, the James Buller Memorial Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Theatre (1996, and the Canadian National Playwriting Competition in 1990. He was elected as a fellow to the Royal Society of Canada in 2016.