Christopher Cox (August 27, 1949 - September 7, 1990, Manhattan, New York City) was an American writer.
Cox, who was gay, is perhaps best known for his collaboration within The Violet Quill. He later went on to become senior editor of Ballantine Books.
He was also a man of the theatre. He appeared in William Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona, and later worked at the Jean Cocteau Theater, New York City.
He died of HIV in 1990. His partner, William Olander, had died of the same disease in 1989.
His birth name was Ray Cox Jr.