Barry Eric Odell Pain (1864-1928) was an English journalist, poet and writer. He became a prominent contributor to The Granta. He was known as a writer of parody and lightly humourous stories. In 1889, Cornhill Magazine's editor, James Payn, published his story The Hundred Gates, and shortly afterwards Pain became a contributor to Punch and The Speaker, and joined the staffs of the Daily Chronicle and Black and White. Pain's works include: In a Canadian Canoe (1891), papers reprinted from The Granta: Playthings and Parodies (1892), The Kindness of the Celestial (1894), The Octave of Claudius (1897), Eliza (1900), Another English Woman's Love Letters (1901), The Shadow of the Unseen (1907), An Exchange of Souls (1911) and others.