Combining art, fiction, audio, and a slew of unclassifiable print objects in a custom box, McSweeney's 64
is a riotous exploration of audiovisual storytelling, coproduced with Radiotopia from PRX
(home to genius, independent audio creators including Song Exploder
, Ear Hustle
, and more). Each piece in the issue establishes its own relationship between audio and print--the contributor's unique experiment in weaving the mediums.
Included are Rion Amilcar Scott
with a short fiction piece featuring two alternative audio endings; Pulitzer Prize-nominated composer Kate Soper
with a transhumanist, interactive software upload; DeafBlind poet John Lee Clark
on the limits of accessibility; Claudia Dey
, Jason Reynolds
, Renee Gladman
, Sharon Mashihi
, and more taking us on audio tours of our own homes; Aliya Pabani
with a radio drama whose plot is complicated by a 24" x 30" illustrated poster; Ian Chillag
with an absurdist, interactive phone tree; James T. Green
, Catherine Lacey
, and This American Life
's Sean Cole
with voicemail dispatches to the editor; and so, so much more. About McSweeney's Quarterly:
Ever changing, each issue of the quarterly is completely redesigned (there have been hardcovers and paperbacks, an issue with two spines, an issue with a magnetic binding, an issue that looked like a bundle of junk mail, and an issue that looked like a sweaty human head), but always brings you the very best in new literary fiction.
A key barometer of the literary climate.-The New York Times
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and Otherwise Known as the Human Condition
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.
Jason Reynolds is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, a two-time National Book Award finalist, a Kirkus Award winner, a Carnegie Medal winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. He's also the 2020-2021 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. His many books include All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely), When I Was the Greatest, The Boy in the Black Suit, Stamped, As Brave as You, For Every One, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), Look Both Ways, and Long Way Down, which received a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, and a Coretta Scott King Honor. He lives in Washington, DC. You can find his ramblings at JasonWritesBooks.com.