Liam Callanan

Professor, Creative Writing Plan Coordinator


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

Areas of Research and Teaching 

Fiction Writing
Creative Nonfiction
Creative Writing pedagogy
Community-based literature programs

Other Relevant Activities

Founder and Director, Eat Local::Read Local; Literary Circular, and Poetry Everywhere
Advisor, Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
Advisor, cream city review
Captain, #1 Run-Ons
Past Chair, English
Past Coordinator, Creative Writing

Recent Publications

Callanan, Liam R. ““Gravity of the Invisible: Absent Characters and the Physics of Fiction.”.” The Writer’s Chronicle 54.1 (2021).

Callanan, Liam R. Il Manoscritto Incompiuto. [Italian Translation of Paris by the Book.]. Editrice Nord, 2019.

Callanan, Liam R. 纳河边的旧书店. [Simplified Chinese edition of Paris by the Book.]. CITIC, 2019.

Callanan, Liam R. The Boy, He Will Be Fine., 2018.

Callanan, Liam R. Paris by the Book. Ed. Ziv, Maya. Penguin-Random House/Dutton, 2018.

Callanan, Liam R. Ich erfinde dir Paris. (German edition, Paris by the Book.). Atlantik Verlag, 2018.

Callanan, Liam R. “The Final Flight of Albert Lamorisse.” Slate. (2018).

Callanan, Liam R. Listen and Other Stories. Four Way Books, 2015.

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.