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Morley Callaghan, CC, O.Ont, FRSC (February 22, 1903 – August 25, 1990) was a Canadian novelist, short story writer, playwright, TV and radio personality.

Of Irish parentage, Callaghan was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He was educated at Riverdale Collegiate Institute, the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School, though he never practised law. During the 1920s he worked at the Toronto Daily Star where he became friends with fellow reporter Ernest Hemingway, formerly of The Kansas City Star. Callaghan began writing stories that were well received and soon was recognized as one of the best short story writers of the day. In 1929 he spent some months in Paris, where he was part of the great gathering of writers in Montparnasse that included Hemingway, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and James Joyce.

He recalled this time in his 1963 memoir, That Summer in Paris. In the book, he discusses the infamous boxing match between himself and Hemingway wherein Callaghan took up Hemingway's challenge to a bout. While in Paris, the pair had been regular sparring partners at the American Club of Paris. Being a better boxer, Callaghan knocked Hemingway to the mat. The blame was centred on referee F. Scott Fitzgerald's lack of attention on the stopwatch as he let the boxing round go past its regulation three minutes. An infuriated Hemingway was angry at Fitzgerald; Hemingway and Fitzgerald had an often caustic relationship and Hemingway was convinced that Fitzgerald let the round go longer than normal in order to see Hemingway humiliated by Callaghan.

Callaghan's novels and short stories are marked by undertones of Roman Catholicism, often focusing on individuals whose essential characteristic is a strong but often weakened sense of self. His first novels were Strange Fugitive (1928), a number of short stories, novellas and novels followed. Callaghan published little between 1937 and 1950 - an artistically dry period. However, during these years, many non-fiction articles were written in various periodicals such as New World (Toronto), and National Home Monthly. Luke Baldwin's Vow, a slim novel about a boy and his dog, was originally published in a 1947 edition of Saturday Evening Post and soon became a juvenile classic read in school rooms around the world. The Loved and the Lost (1951) won the Governor General's Award. Callaghan's later works include, among others, The Many Colored Coat (1960), A Passion in Rome (1961), A Fine and Private Place (1975), A Time for Judas (1983), Our Lady of the Snows (1985). His last novel was A Wild Old Man Down the Road (1988). Publications of short stories have appeared in The Lost and Found Stories of Morley Callaghan (1985), and in The New Yorker Stories (2001). The four volume The Complete Stories (2003) collects for the first time 90 of his stories.

Callaghan was also a contributor to The New Yorker, Harper's Bazaar, Maclean's, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Saturday Evening Post, Yale Review, New World, Performing Arts in Canada, and Twentieth Century Literature.

Callaghan was awarded the Royal Society of Canada's Lorne Pierce Medal in 1960. In 1982 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.

Callaghan married Loretto Dee, with whom he had two sons: Michael (born November 1931) and Barry (born 1937), a poet and author in his own right. Barry Callaghan's memoir Barrelhouse Kings (1998), examines his career and that of his father. After outliving most of his contemporaries, Callaghan died after a brief illness in Toronto at the age of 87. he was interred in Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery in Ontario.

Morley Callaghan is the subject of a CBC Television Life and Times episode, and the CBC mini-series, Hemingway Vs. Callaghan, which first aired in March 2003.

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Total Books: 67
That Summer in Paris A New Expanded Edition
2014 - That Summer in Paris a New Expanded Edition [Exile Classics series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781550963618
ISBN-10: 1550963619
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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The Complete Stories of Morley Callaghan Volume Four
2012 - The Complete Stories of Morley Callaghan Volume Four [Exile Classics series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781550963076
ISBN-10: 1550963074
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Strange Fugitive
2011 - Strange Fugitive [Exile Classics series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781550961553
ISBN-10: 1550961551
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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More Joy in Heaven
2009 - More Joy in Heaven (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780771093814
ISBN-10: 0771093810
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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They Shall Inherit the Earth
2009 - They Shall Inherit the Earth (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780771093630
ISBN-10: 0771093632
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The New Yorker Stories
2008 - The New Yorker Stories [Exile Classics series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781550961102
ISBN-10: 1550961101
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Morley Callaghan A Literary Life
2008 - Morley Callaghan a Literary Life (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781550960990
ISBN-10: 1550960997
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Such Is My Beloved
2007 - Such Is My Beloved (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780771034916
ISBN-10: 0771034911
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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That Summer in Paris
2007 - That Summer in Paris [Exile Classics series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781550966886
ISBN-10: 155096688X
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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A Time for Judas
2007 - A Time for Judas (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781550966374
ISBN-10: 1550966375
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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The Vow
2007 - The Vow (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781550966411
ISBN-10: 1550966413
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Amerikanische Liebesgeschichten
1996 - Amerikanische Liebesgeschichten [German Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783423091909
ISBN-10: 3423091908
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Our Lady of the Snows
1985 - Our Lady of the Snows (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780771598371
ISBN-10: 0771598378
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Time for Judas
1984 - Time for Judas (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780380695751
ISBN-10: 0380695758
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That summer in Paris Memories of tangled friendships with Hemingway Fitzgerald and some others
1976 - Cet T-l Paris [roman - Collection des deux solitudes] (Other)
Luke Baldwin's Vow
1975 - Luke Baldwin's Vow (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780590737586
ISBN-10: 0590737589
Genre: Children's Books
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More Joy in Heaven
1970 - More Joy in Heaven (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780771091179
ISBN-10: 0771091176
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Passion in Rome
1961 - A Passion in Rome (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781125334164
ISBN-10: 1125334169
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Many Coloured Coat
Many Coloured Coat (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780261616875
ISBN-10: 0261616870
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Passion in Rome
Passion in Rome (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780261617216
ISBN-10: 0261617214
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Close To The Sun Again
Close to the Sun Again (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312144838
ISBN-10: 0312144830
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An Autumn Penitent [Laurentian library 16] (Paperback)
A Broken Journey a Novel [Laurentian library ; 36] (Paperback)
Telle Est Ma Bien-aimee [Collection des deux solitudes - French Edition] (Other)
A Native Argosy [Short Story Index Reprint Series] (Hardcover)