Liam Callanan is the
author of The Cloud Atlas (Delacorte, 2004).
His short fiction has appeared in such journals as The Writer’s
Chronicle, Crab Orchard Review, failbetter,
and Phoebe. He has
also contributed nonfiction to Slate, The New York
Times Book Review and The New York Times op-ed page, The
Washington Post Magazine,
Forbes FYI, Parents, and other periodicals. In
addition, Callanan has read a number of his essays on National
Morning Edition and has been a regular contributor to
Washington, D.C., affiliate, WAMU 88.5 FM.
Callanan holds an MA in English from
Georgetown University and an MFA from George Mason University.
He currently teaches at the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.