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McSweeney's Issue 52 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern)

In Their Faces a Landmark - Stories of Movement and Displacement

Dave Eggers Nyuol Lueth Tong Maria Kuznetsova Casallina Kisakye

317 pages
Mcsweeney's Literary Arts Fund
  • 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.
  • McSweeney's has won multiple literary awards, including two National Magazine Awards for fiction, and has had numerous stories appear in The Best American Magazine Writing, the O. Henry Awards anthologies, and The Best American Short Stories.
  • Design awards given to the quarterly include the AIGA 50 Books Award, the AIGA 365 Illustration Award, and the Print Design Regional Award.

  • Shortlisted for the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing

    Edited by Nyuol Lueth Tong

    Stories by:

    Maria Kuznetsova

    Casallina Kisakye

    Ilan Mochari

    Aya Osuga A.

    Meron Hadero

    Eskor David Johnson

    Edvin Subašic

    Marcus Burke

    Zeeva Bukai

    Sanam Mahloudji

    Noel Alumit

    Mina Seçkin

    José Antonio Rodriguez

    Rita Chang-Eppig

    Mgbechi Ugonna Erondu

    William Pei Shih

    Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

    Author Bio

    Dave Eggers lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    McSweeney’s began in 1998 as a literary journal that published only works rejected by other magazines. That rule was soon abandoned, and since then McSweeney’s has attracted work from some of the finest writers in the country, including Denis Johnson, Jonathan Franzen, William T. Vollmann, Rick Moody, Joyce Carol Oates, Heidi Julavits, Jonathan Lethem, Michael Chabon, Ben Marcus, Susan Straight, Roddy Doyle, T. C. Boyle, Steven Millhauser, Gabe Hudson, Robert Coover, Ann Beattie, and many others. At the same time, the journal continues to be a major home for new and unpublished writers; we’re committed to publishing exciting fiction regardless of pedigree.