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John F. Callahan
John F. Callahan is Morgan S. Odell Professor of Humanities, emeritus, at Lewis & Clark College and serves as the literary executor of the Ralph Ellison estate. He is the author of the novel A Man You Could Love, along with many critical contributions on Irish American and African American literature, including In the African-American Grain: The Pursuit of Voice in 20th Century Black Fiction and The Illusions of a Nation: Myth and History in the Novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald. He is also responsible for editing and publishing Ralph Ellison’s posthumous works, including Juneteenth, Three Days Before the Shooting . . . (with Adam Bradley), Flying Home, and Trading Twelves. He is currently editing the selected letters of Ralph Ellison.