Morley Callaghan was a novelist and short story writer. He is the author of numerous books, including A Literary Life, The New Yorker Stories, Such Is My Beloved, and That Summer in Paris. He is the recipient of the Governor General's Award and was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. Anne Michaels is the author of the novels Fugitive Pieces and The Winter Vault, and three books of poetry: Miner's Pond, winner of the Canadian Authors Association Award and short-listed for both the Governor General's Award and the Trillium Award; Skin Divers; and The Weight of Oranges, winner of the Commonwealth Prize for the Americas. She lives in Toronto.
"A pleasing anthology for the general reader [and] an important publication. Having most of Callaghan's early short works in one place is, for general readers, a very good thing." --Canadian Literature journal