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Morley Callaghan (1903–1990)

Author of That Summer in Paris

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

Callaghan was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He was educated at Riverdale Collegiate Institute, the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School. He never practiced law, however. 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. He then spent some months in Paris, France, where he was part of the great gathering of writers in Montparnasse such as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce and others. Callaghan married Loretto Dee, with whom he had two sons: Michael (born November 1931) and Barry (born 1937), poet and author. 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. He was 87 and is interred in Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery in Ontario
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