Liam Callanan

Associate Professor
 (414) 229-6991
 Curtin Hall 515


MFA, George Mason University
MA, Georgetown University
BA, Yale University

Teaching and Research Interests:

Fiction Writing
Creative Nonfiction
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

Recent Publications:

Callanan, Liam R. Ceremony: A Review of ‘Medicine Walk,’ by Richard Wagamese. New York Times, 2015: BR19.
Callanan, Liam R. Rev. of ‘Welcome to Braggsville’ by T. Geronimo Johnson. San Francisco Chronicle, 2015.
Callanan, Liam R. Listen and Other Stories. Four Way Books, 2015.
Callanan, Liam R. Rev. of The Discreet Hero. Washington Independent Review of Books, 2015.
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. Rev. of Know the Night: A Memoir of Survival in the Small Hours. Washington Independent Review of Books, 2014.
Callanan, Liam R. From Greece to Minnesota: A Summer Theater Odyssey. WUWM Lake Effect Radio Magazine, 2014.
Callanan, Liam R. Rev. of The Boy Who Drew Monsters. Washington Independent Review of Books, 2014.
Callanan, Liam R. Brimstone on the E Train (essay). 141.20 Commonweal, 2014: 31.
Callanan, Liam R. Chasing Gods: A Percy Jackson-Inspired Family Trip to Greece. Wall Street Journal, 2014.
Callanan, Liam R. All Saints. Delacorte Press, 2007.
Callanan, Liam R. The Cloud Atlas. Delacorte Press, 2004.

Additional Publications

Liam has regularly contributed to local and national public radio, and has written for Commonweal, (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.