A great story teller, Barry Callaghan is one of the most distinctive man of letters Canada has ever produced. He is fascinated by the no-man's land that stands between fiction and journalism. Politically and culturally engaged, he is a public scholar and acute critic in the tradition of Edmund Wilson. Barry Callaghan's fiction and poetry have been translated into seven languages. Among the contributors are Margaret Atwood, Timothy Findley, Marie-Claire Blais, William Kennedy, Janice Kulyk Keefer, Dennis Lee, Hayden Carruth, Patrick Lane, Sean Virgo, Robert Marteau, James Hart, David Lampe, Joe Rosenblatt, Leon Rooke, Brunella Antomarini, John Montague, Ray Robertson, Ray Ellenwood, Kathleen McCracken, Alexender Amprimoz, Michel Deguy, Branko Gorjup, Michael Keefer, Gale Zoe Garnett, Joyce Carol Oates, and Noah Richler.