MFA, George Mason University
MA, Georgetown University
BA, Yale University
Teaching and Research Interests:
20th Century American Literature
Magic in literature
The American West
Community-based literature programs
Other Relevant Activities:
Founder and Director, Eat Local::Read Local; Literary Circular, and Poetry Everywhere
Past Chair, English
Past Coordinator, Creative Writing
Callanan, Liam R., and Ziv, Maya. Paris by the Book. Ed. Maya Ziv. Penguin-Random House/Dutton, 2018.
Callanan, Liam R. Rev. of 'The Doubter's Almanac' by Ethan Canin. San Francisco Chronicle, 2016.
Callanan, Liam R. “The Big Sleep(y) (essay).” Milwaukee Magazine. (2016).
Callanan, Liam R., and Washington University in St. Louis, . Taste (short story).
Ed. Washington University in St. Louis. The Spectacle, 2015.
Callanan, Liam R. Listen and Other Stories. Four Way Books, 2015.
Callanan, Liam R. The Reed Queen (short story). FiveChapters, 2014.
Callanan, Liam R. “Brimstone on the E Train (essay).” Commonweal 141.20 (2014): 31.
Callanan, Liam R. Exhibit A (short story). 141.11 Commonweal, 2014.
Callanan, Liam R. “Always Paris (short play).” Mankato Shakespeare Festival. Mankato Mosaic Theater Company, (2014).
Callanan, Liam R. “From Greece to Minnesota: A Summer Theater Odyssey.” WUWM Lake Effect Radio Magazine. (2014).
Callanan, Liam R. All Saints. Delacorte Press, 2007.
Callanan, Liam R. The Cloud Atlas. Delacorte Press, 2004.
Liam has regularly contributed to local and national public radio, and has written for Commonweal, Esquire.com (on swimming and flying), Slate, the New York Times Book Review, the Times' op-ed page, the Washington Post Magazine, Forbes FYI, Good Housekeeping, Parents and a number of other publications in locations ranging from Canada to Brazil.
His short fiction has appeared in a variety of literary journals, including the Writers' Chronicle, Blackbird, Crab Orchard Review, Southern Indiana Review, Caketrain, failbetter and Phoebe.
Liam is also the creator and co-executive producer of the Poetry Everywhere animated film series.