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McSweeney's Issue 55 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern)

McSweeney's Issue 55 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern)( )
Editor: Boyle, Claire
Eggers, Dave
Contribution by: Chee, Alexander
van den Berg, Laura
Dixon, Stephen
Kwon, R. O.
Leilani, Raven
Lish, Gordon
Madden, T. Kira
Pendarvis, Jack
Taddeo, Lisa
Series title:McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Ser.
ISBN:978-1-944211-66-0
Publication Date:Mar 2019
Publisher:McSweeney's Publishing
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $24.00
Book Description:

Fresh off winningthe 2019 ASME award for fiction, issue 55 features new fiction from Laura vanden Berg, Gordon Lish, T Kira Madden, and Emma Copley Eisenberg, and more;letters about face masks and puttanesca and the rapid disintegration of ournatural world by R. O. Kwon, Alexander Chee, and Jack Pendarvis; a searingnonfiction piece by José Orduña that harkens back to shoe-leather journalism,chronicling his experience at immigrant-rights demonstrations across...
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Book Details
Pages:253
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 8 x 0.74 Inches
Book Weight:0.8 Pounds
Author Biography
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Stephen Dixon was a hyper-realistic author of novels and short stories. Working on a portable typewriter, he published 18 novels and about 600 stories.Mr. Dixon played with syntax and diction and used narrative tricks that made his fiction compelling and challenging. In his very short short story Wife in Reverse, Mr. Dixon started with a woman¿s death and ended years earlier, when she meets her husband.

Mr. Dixon started teaching at the writing seminars at Johns Hopkins University in 1980 and stayed until he retired in 2007. Porochista Khakpour, a novelist and memoirist, said Mr. Dixon had been the reason she studied at Hopkins. Dixon¿s honors include several O. Henry Awards and Pushcart Prizes, as well as a Guggenheim Fellowship and two National Endowment of the Arts grants. He was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1991, for Frog, and in 1995, for Interstate.

Stephen Bruce Ditchik was born on June 6, 1936, in Manhattan, the fifth of seven children. His father, Abraham, was a dentist; his mother, Florence (Leder) Ditchik, was a chorus girl and beauty queen and later an interior designer. His mother changed their last name to Dixon after her husband went to prison for extortion.

After graduation Dixon moved to Washington, where he worked for pulp crime magazines and as a radio reporter. Later, back in Manhattan, he was an editor at CBS News. But after starting to write short stories he knew he found his calling. He wrote for major magazines like Esquire and Playboy and for literary reviews and journals, none of them too obscure for him to send pitches to.

Stephen Dixon passed away on 11/06/2019 at the age of 83.

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