Edward Morley Callaghan Biography

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The Canadian novelist and short-story writer Edward Morley Callaghan (1903-1990) was one of the major figures of 20th-century Canadian fiction. His work was linked with the development in American writing symptomatic of the 1920s.

Morley Callaghan was born on February 22, 1903, in Toronto into an Irish Roman Catholic family. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1925. During his college years Callaghan held a summer job as a reporter with the Toronto Daily Star, where he met Ernest Hemingway. The two exchanged stories, and Hemingway encouraged Callaghan in his writing. In 1925 Callaghan enrolled in law school at Osgoode Hall in Toronto and was admitted to the Ontario bar in 1928.

First Successes

Callaghan's career as a writer began in 1921, when he sold a descriptive piece to the Toronto Star Weekly. In 1926 he published his first short story in the Paris magazine This Quarter, had another accepted by transition, and started...

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