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 Esm Weijun Wang
, Illustrated diaries by Abang
and full-color comics by Michael Kennedy
, letters from Kashana Cauley
and Legna Rodr guez 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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