|In brief: Liam Callanan
lives and writes in the midwest, or more specifically, Milwaukee, where he
teaches in the English department of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Less brief: In addition to writing and
teaching, Liam has regularly contributed to local and national public radio:
Metro Connection in Washington, DC, and has read a number of his
essays on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition.
He’s also contributed to Slate,
the New York Times Book
Review, the Times’ op-ed page, the
Washington Post Magazine, Forbes FYI, 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, Crab Orchard Review, failbetter and Phoebe.
He received his BA in English from Yale University and a master’s, also in
English, from Georgetown University. He completed his MFA in creative
writing at George Mason University.
Q. Wasn't there a longer bio here before? It mentioned something about
A. Was there? Did it? (Oh, all right, it did. And it even linked to a
description of me carving tomatoes (I'm a caterer's son.) Unfortunately,
WAMU -- the radio station where the tomato carving piece first aired -- is
reorganizing their online archives, so the link doesn't work at the moment.
The best way to fill the time until it becomes active again is to
purchase a copy of the book and read