Calvert Morgan

Location New York, NY
Occupation Editorial Director, Harper Perennial

About Me

I'm the editorial director of Harper Perennial and It Books and the editor of Fifty-Two Stories (, which publishes a new story every week. Novelists I work with include Jess Walter, Tom Piazza, Ben Greenman, Blake Butler, Chris Miller, Nick Arvin, and Jon Stephen Fink. Nonfiction writers include Neil Strauss, T. J. English, Stanley Crouch, Patrick McGilligan, Legs McNeil, and Amanda Brooks.

Why do you write?

There is always a glint of potential hovering near the horizon, perhaps illusory, perhaps within reach. I am running toward the glint.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Charles Dickens Stephen Millhauser Nick Tosches Ian McEwan Richard Russo John Steinbeck Edgar Allan Poe Carson McCullers Howard Norman William Kennedy John Fante Philip Roth Herman Melville William Faulkner Reynolds Price Luc Sante William Maxwell Amity Gaige

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Meg Pokrass – Mar 13, 2010

Hi, Cal! Glad to see you here! This is a cool place. Take a look around and let me know if i can help in any way.

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