returns with our first issue of 2021, a handsome and sturdy hardcover with a beautiful foil-stamped cover by Jon McNaught
. McSweeney's 63
features four posthumous, never-before-published short stories by acclaimed author and dear friend Stephen Dixon
, with an introduction and retrospective on the late writer's work by author--and onetime Dixon student--Porochista Khakpour
. To boot we've got brand-new fiction from Etgar Keret
and Esmé Weijun Wang
, Illustrated diaries by Abang
and full-color comics by Michael Kennedy
, letters from Kashana Cauley
and Legna Rodríguez Iglesias
, an essay on a grief and long-distance biking by Adam Iscoe
, and so much more. Start your literary year off right with this sumptuous issue.
Ever changing, each issue of the quarterly is completely redesigned (there has been an issue with two spines, an issue with a magnetic binding, an issue that looked like a bundle of junk mail) but always brings you the very best in new literary fiction. Recent McSweeney's stories have won or been shortlisted for the National Magazine Award, the Pushcart Prize, The Caine Prize for African Literature, and been included in various Best American anthologies among other honors.
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About the Author
DAVE EGGERS is the editor of McSweeney's and a cofounder of 826 National, a network of nonprofit writing and tutoring centers for youth, located in seven cities across the United States. He is the author of four books, including What Is the What and How We Are Hungry.
Stephen Dixon was born in 1936 in New York City. He is the author of more than thirty books, including, most recently, DEAR ABIGAIL AND OTHER STORIES (Trnsfr Books, 2019), BEATRICE (Publishing Genius Press, 2016), Letters to Kevin, and Writing, Written. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Academy Institute of Arts and Letters Prize for Fiction, as well as several O. Henry Awards and Pushcart Prizes. He is also a two-time finalist for the National Book Award, for Frog (British American Publishing, 1991) and Interstate (Henry Holt, 1995).Retired from teaching in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, he lives in Ruxton, Maryland.