Press & Bookstores

Publicity inquiries: Contact Dutton PR at, or by fax: 212-366-2262.

Other inquiries: Contact Elisabeth Weed at The Book Group.

Brief bio: Liam Callanan is a novelist, teacher and journalist. He's the 2017 winner of the Hunt Prize, and his first novel, The Cloud Atlas, was a finalist for an Edgar Award. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Slate, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle, and he's recorded numerous essays for public radio.  He's also taught for the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and lives in Wisconsin with his wife and daughters. (Longer bio.)

Here's a hi-res author photo (photo credit: Patrick Manning) and a Paris by the Book jacket image

ISBNs: Paris by the Book (hardcover 9781101986271), Listen (softcover 9781935536543), All Saints (hardcover 9780385336963, softcover 9780385336970), The Cloud Atlas (hardcover 9780385336949, softcover 9780385336956).

World's shortest FAQ

Q. Are you aware there's another book called "Cloud Atlas"?

A. Oh yes. It's been an interesting experience (though not quite as interesting as the time I was a celebrity guest judge on a Chinese reality TV show focused on finding the best English-speaking child in China).

Q. Do you like bookstores?

A. So much so that I contributed an essay to a wonderful anthology from Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers titled, My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop