John F. Callahan
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John F. Callahan is literary executor for Ralph Ellison, and was the editor for his posthumously-released novel Juneteenth. In addition to his work with Ellison, Callahan has written or edited numerous volumes related to African-American literature, with a particular emphasis on 20th century literature.
Some of Callahan's other works include In the African-American Grain: The Pursuit of Voice in 20th Century Black Fiction, Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man: A Casebook, and The Illusions of a Nation: Myth and History in the Novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald. He also edited Ellison's short story collection Flying Home and co-edited the Modern Library edition of Trading Twelves with Albert Murray.
In 2010 he published a fuller version of Ellison's unfinished second novel as Three Days Before the Shooting.
Callahan currently serves as the Morgan S. Odell Professor of Humanities at Lewis & Clark College.
Callahan is the author of A Man You Could Love, a novel published in 2007 by Fulcrum Publishing.