TIMOTHY McSWEENEY’S
QUARTERLY CONCERN

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 At the same time, the journal continues to be a major home for new and unpublished writers; we’re committed to publishing exciting fiction regardless of pedigree.

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.

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BOOKS

McSweeney’s has published dozens of books over the years, including Nick Hornby’s Songbook, Dave Eggers’s Zeitoun and What is the What, plus novels and essay collections by Stephen Dixon, Michael Chabon, David Byrne, and many others. Our books have been honored by the National Book Critics Circle, the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, the Independent Press Awards, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and the Independent Publisher Awards. Our list is getting longer and longer, but we’re still dedicated to publishing books we love, and that we hope you’ll love, too.

FICTION

Our fiction imprints feature original work by writers working in a wide range of styles and subject matters, all of them aiming to push the form forward. In recent years, we’ve proudly published John Brandon’s Arkansas and Citrus County, Adam Levin’s masterful and ambitious The Instructions, and the darkly hilarious novels of the late Millard Kaufman.

 All My Puny Sorrows
 In Case of Emergency
 Mr. Gwyn
 Further Joy
All My Puny Sorrows
Miriam Toews
In Case of Emergency
Courtney Moreno
Mr. Gwyn
Alessandro Baricco
Further Joy
John Brandon
 Painted Cities
 The Parallel Apartments
 The End of Love
 One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses
Painted Cities
Alexai Galaviz-Buziszewski
The Parallel Apartments
Bill Cotter
The End of Love
Marcos Giralt Torrente
One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses
Lucy Corin
 Between Heaven and Here
 A Million Heavens
 A Hologram for the King
 Emmaus
Between Heaven and Here
Susan Straight
A Million Heavens
John Brandon
A Hologram for the King
Dave Eggers
Emmaus
Alessandro Baricco
 Search Sweet Country
 The Middle Stories (Second Edition)
 Hot Pink
 Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty
Search Sweet Country
Kojo Laing
The Middle Stories (Second Edition)
Sheila Heti
Hot Pink
Adam Levin
Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty
Diane Williams
 A Moment in the Sun
 Donald
 The Instructions
 Citrus County
A Moment in the Sun
John Sayles
Donald
Eric Martin and Stephen Elliott
The Instructions
Adam Levin
Citrus County
John Brandon
 Misadventure
 Fever Chart
 The Wild Things
 God Says No
Misadventure
Millard Kaufman
Fever Chart
Bill Cotter
The Wild Things
Dave Eggers
God Says No
James Hannaham
 The Convalescent
 Vacation
 Arkansas
 Icelander
The Convalescent
Jessica Anthony
Vacation
Deb Olin Unferth
Arkansas
John Brandon
Icelander
Dustin Long
Paperback available
from Grove
 Bowl of Cherries
 What Is the What
 I.
 End of I.
Bowl of Cherries
Millard Kaufman
What Is the What
Dave Eggers
Paperback available from Vintage
I.
Stephen Dixon
End of I.
Stephen Dixon
 The Children’s Hospital
 Here They Come
 The People of Paper
 You Shall Know Our Velocity
The Children’s Hospital
Chris Adrian
Paperback available
from Grove
Here They Come
Yannick Murphy
Paperback available
from Grove
The People of Paper
Salvador Plascencia
Paperback available from Mariner
You Shall Know Our Velocity
Dave Eggers
 The Pharmacist’s Mate
 Lemon
 The Domestic Crusaders
 A Child Again
The Pharmacist’s Mate
Amy Fusselman
Lemon
Lawrence Krauser
The Domestic Crusaders
Wajahat Ali
A Child Again
Robert Coover
 Stepmother
 The Facts of Winter
 One Hundred and Forty Five Stories in a Small Box
 How We Are Hungry
Stepmother
Robert Coover
The Facts of Winter
Paul Poissel, Translated by Paul La Farge
One Hundred and Forty Five Stories in a Small Box
Deb Olin Unferth, Sarah Manguso, Dave Eggers
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How We Are Hungry
Dave Eggers
 The Middle Stories
 Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, and Some Other Things…
 Samuel Johnson Is Indignant
 Superbad
The Middle Stories
Sheila Heti
Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, and Some Other Things…
Samuel Johnson Is Indignant
Lydia Davis
Paperback available from Picador
Superbad
Ben Greenman
Available in an altered format through Soft Skull Press
 This Shape We’re In
 The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature
This Shape We’re In
Jonathan Lethem
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The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature
Neal Pollack
Paperback available from Harper Perennial

ART & COMICS

McSweeney’s has an abiding love for the visual arts. We’ve published a number of comics-focused books, a handful of art commentary, and portfolios of work by the likes of Marcel Dzama, Dave Eggers, Art Spiegelman, and David Byrne.

 Song Reader
 Celebrations of Curious Characters
 There Are Many of Us
 It Is Right to Draw Their Fur
Song Reader
Beck
Celebrations of Curious Characters
Ricky Jay
There Are Many of Us
Spike Jonze
It Is Right to Draw Their Fur
animal renderings by Dave Eggers
 The Clock Without a Face
 The Berlin Years
 Berliner Ensemble Thanks You All
 Arboretum
The Clock Without a Face
Gus Twintig
The Berlin Years
Marcel Dzama
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Berliner Ensemble Thanks You All
Marcel Dzama
Arboretum
David Byrne
Back in stock soon
 The New Sins
 Be A Nose!
 Everything That Rises: A Book of Convergences
 Bicycles Locked to Poles
The New Sins
David Byrne
Back in stock soon
Be A Nose!
Art Spiegelman
Everything That Rises: A Book of Convergences
Lawrence Weschler
Bicycles Locked to Poles
John Glassie
Out of stock
 Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary
 Cold Fusion
 Your Disgusting Head
 Giraffes? Giraffes!
Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary
Justin Green
Cold Fusion
Dr. and Mr. Doris Haggis-on-Whey
Your Disgusting Head
Dr. and Mr. Doris Haggis-on-Whey
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Giraffes? Giraffes!
Dr. and Mr. Doris Haggis-on-Whey
 Animals of the Ocean (in Particular the Giant Squid)
 826NYC Art Show Catalog
 Dear New Girl or Whatever Your Name Is
Animals of the Ocean (in Particular the Giant Squid)
Dr. and Mr. Doris Haggis-on-Whey
826NYC Art Show Catalog
Many Artists
Dear New Girl or Whatever Your Name Is
edited by Trinie Dalton
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McMULLENS

McSweeney’s McMullens, our new children’s imprint, will publish great new books—as well as new editions of out-of-print classics—for individuals and families of all kinds. Every book will be produced with special care, and will strive to remind readers of just how delightful it can be to sit down and read a book. Three of the first four titles are picture books. All three picture books feature sturdy dust jackets that unfold into giant two-sided posters, suitable for extended gazing.

 The Expeditioners and the Secret of King Triton’s Lair
 29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy
 Crabtree
 Recipe
The Expeditioners and the Secret of King Triton’s Lair
S.S. Taylor; illustrated by Katherine Roy
29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy
Lemony Snicket; illustrated by Lisa Brown
Crabtree
Jon and Tucker Nichols
Recipe
Angela and Michaelanne Petrella; illustrated by Mike Bertino and Erin Althea
 Five Tiny Books: An Author-Illustrator Starter Kit
 One Big Book: An Author-Illustrator Starter Kit
 Momo
 Lost Sloth
Five Tiny Books: An Author-Illustrator Starter Kit
One Big Book: An Author-Illustrator Starter Kit
Momo
Michael Ende; translated by Lucas Zwirner; illustrated by Marcel Dzama
Lost Sloth
J. Otto Seibold
 Mermaid in Chelsea Creek
 The Expeditioners
 Stories 1, 2, 3, 4
 The Night Riders
Mermaid in Chelsea Creek
Michelle Tea
The Expeditioners
S.S. Taylor; illustrated by Katherine Roy
Stories 1, 2, 3, 4
Eugène Ionesco; Translated by Etienne Delessert
The Night Riders
Matt Furie
 Benny’s Brigade
 Keep Our Secrets
 Here Comes the Cat!
 The Author-Illustrator Starter Kit
Benny’s Brigade
Arthur Bradford and Lisa Hanawalt
Keep Our Secrets
Jordan Crane
Here Comes the Cat!
Frank Asch and Vladimir Vagin
The Author-Illustrator
Starter Kit

 We Need a Horse
 Symphony City
We Need a Horse
Sheila Heti and Clare Rojas
Symphony City
Amy Martin

NONFICTION

McSweeney’s publishes a wide-ranging list of nonfiction, from essay collections to war journalism to memoir. Our titles include Dave Eggers’s award-winning Zeitoun, Darin Strauss’s Half a Life, and William T. Vollmann’s epic seven-volume treatise on violence, Rising Up and Rising Down.

 Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free
 More Curious
 White Girls
 Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull.
Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free
Cory Doctorow
More Curious
Sean Wilsey
White Girls
Hilton Als
Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull.
John Gorham and Liz Crain; Photos by David Reamer
 The Pharmacist’s Mate and 8
 There Is a Country
 Real Man Adventures
 How Music Works
The Pharmacist’s Mate and 8
Amy Fusselman
There Is a Country
Rick Bass
Real Man Adventures
T Cooper
How Music Works
David Byrne
 At Home on the Range
 It Chooses You
 The End of War
 Half a Life
At Home on the Range
Presented by Elizabeth Gilbert, written by Margaret Yardley Potter
It Chooses You
Miranda July
The End of War
John Horgan
Half a Life
Darin Strauss
 The End of Major Combat Operations
 Zeitoun
 Where to Invade Next
 Maps and Legends
The End of Major Combat Operations
Nick McDonell
Zeitoun
Dave Eggers
Where to Invade Next
Stephen Elliott
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Maps and Legends
Michael Chabon
 Rising Up and Rising Down
Rising Up and Rising Down
William T. Vollmann
Out of stock

BELIEVER BOOKS

Believer Books collects works from some of our monthly magazine’s most popular contributors, including Nick Hornby, Jim Shepard, and Javier Marías.

 Read Harder
 Confidence or the Appearance of Confidence
 Songbook (reissue)
 Ten Years in the Tub: A Decade Soaking in Great Books
Read Harder
Edited by Ed Park and Heidi Julavits
Confidence or the Appearance of Confidence
Edited by Vendela Vida and Ross Simonini
Songbook (reissue)
Nick Hornby
Ten Years in the Tub: A Decade Soaking in Great Books
Nick Hornby
 Always Apprentices
 More Baths Less Talking
 Magic Hours
 The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers
Always Apprentices
Edited by Sheila Heti, Ross Simonini, and Vendela Vida
More Baths Less Talking
Nick Hornby
Magic Hours
Tom Bissell
The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers
Many Writers
 Shakespeare Wrote for Money
 Housekeeping vs. The Dirt
 The Polysyllabic Spree
 A Very Bad Wizard
Shakespeare Wrote for Money
Nick Hornby
Housekeeping vs. The Dirt
Nick Hornby
The Polysyllabic Spree
Nick Hornby
A Very Bad Wizard
Tamler Sommers
 Read Hard
 Voyage Along the Horizon
 H.P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life
Read Hard
Many Writers
Voyage Along the Horizon
Javier Marías
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H.P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life
Michel Houellebecq
Out of stock

VOICE OF WITNESS

Voice of Witness is our nonprofit series of oral histories documenting contemporary social injustice. Founded by Dave Eggers and Lola Vollen, the series has produced groundbreaking books documenting human-rights crises in Sudan, Zimbabwe, Burma, and the United States. For more information, visit voiceofwitness.org.

 Palestine Speaks: Narratives of Life Under Occupation
 Invisible Hand: Voices from the Global Economy
 High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing
 Refugee Hotel
Palestine Speaks: Narratives of Life Under Occupation
Edited and Compiled by Mateo Hoke and Cate Malek
Invisible Hand: Voices from the Global Economy
edited by Corinne Goria
High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing
Edited and Compiled by Audrey Petty
Refugee Hotel
Gabriele Stabile, Juliet Linderman
 Throwing Stones at the Moon: Narratives from Colombians Displaced by Violence
 Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women’s Prisons
 Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice
 Nowhere to Be Home: Narratives From Survivors of Burma’s Military Regime
Throwing Stones at the Moon: Narratives from Colombians Displaced by Violence
edited by Sibylla Brodzinsky and Max Schoening
Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women’s Prisons
edited by Robin Levi and Ayelet Waldman
Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice
edited by Alia Malek
Nowhere to Be Home: Narratives From Survivors of Burma’s Military Regime
edited by Maggie Lemere and Zoë West
 Hope Deferred: Narratives of Zimbabwean Lives
 Out of Exile: Narratives of the Abducted and Displaced People of Sudan
 Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives
 Voices from the Storm: The People of New Orleans on Hurricane Katrina and Its Aftermath
Hope Deferred: Narratives of Zimbabwean Lives
edited by Peter Orner and Annie Holmes
Out of Exile: Narratives of the Abducted and Displaced People of Sudan
edited by Craig Walzer
Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives
edited by Peter Orner
Voices from the Storm: The People of New Orleans on Hurricane Katrina and Its Aftermath
edited by Lola Vollen and Chris Ying
 Surviving Justice: America’s Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated
Surviving Justice: America’s Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated
edited by Dave Eggers and Lola Vollen

HUMOR

Utilitarian baby books, letters to the first family, a guide to papal fashion, and a latke who won’t stop screaming.

 A Load of Hooey
 The Portlandia Activity Book
 The Best of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
 The Emily Dickinson Reader
A Load of Hooey
Bob Odenkirk
The Portlandia Activity Book
Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, and Jonathan Krisel
The Best of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
The Emily Dickinson Reader
Paul Legault
 I Live Real Close to Where You Used to Live
 Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country
 I Found This Funny
 Comedy by the Numbers
I Live Real Close to Where You Used to Live
edited by Lauren Hall
Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country
edited by Jory John
I Found This Funny
edited by Judd Apatow
Comedy by the Numbers
Eric Hoffman and Gary Rudoren
 The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip
 The Future Dictionary of America
 How to Dress for Every Occasion
 The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming
The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip
George Saunders
The Future Dictionary of America
Many People
How to Dress for Every Occasion
The Pope
The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming
Lemony Snicket
 All Known Metal Bands
 Baby Make Me Breakfast
 Baby Mix Me a Drink
 Baby Fix My Car
All Known Metal Bands
compiled by Dan Nelson
Baby Make Me Breakfast
Lisa Brown
Baby Mix Me a Drink
Lisa Brown
Baby Fix My Car
Lisa Brown
 Baby Do My Banking
 Baby Get Me Some Lovin’
 Baby Plan My Wedding
 The Secret Language of Sleep
Baby Do My Banking
Lisa Brown
Baby Get Me Some Lovin’
Lisa Brown
Baby Plan My Wedding
Lisa Brown
The Secret Language of Sleep
Evany Thomas
 Speak, Commentary
Speak, Commentary
Tom Bissell and Jeff Alexander
Out of stock

POETRY

McSweeney’s regularly publishes poetry collections, as part of the McSweeney’s Poetry Series.

 Saint Friend
 Morning in Serra Matu: A Nubian Ode
 TOMBO
 The Boss
Saint Friend
Carl Adamshick
Morning in Serra Matu: A Nubian Ode
Arif Gamal
TOMBO
W.S. Di Piero
The Boss
Victoria Chang
 x
 City of Rivers
 Fragile Acts
 Love, An Index
x
Dan Chelotti
City of Rivers
Zubair Ahmed
Fragile Acts
Allan Peterson
Love, An Index
Rebecca Lindenberg
 Of Lamb
 The McSweeney’s Book of Poets Picking Poets
 Embryoyo
Of Lamb
Matthea Harvey and Amy Jean Porter
The McSweeney’s Book of Poets Picking Poets
edited by Dominic Luxford
Embryoyo
Dean Young
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COLLINS LIBRARY

The Collins Library is our series of handsome reprints of forgotten classics, edited by Paul Collins, a good and brilliant man.

 The Rector and the Rogue
 Curious Men
 Lunatic at Large
 To Ruhleben—And Back
The Rector and the Rogue
W.A. Swansberg
Curious Men
Frank Buckland
Lunatic at Large
J. Storer Clouston
To Ruhleben—And Back
Geoffrey Pyke
Out of stock
 English As She Is Spoke
 Lady Into Fox
 The Riddle of the Traveling Skull
English As She Is Spoke
Jose da Fonseca and Pedro Carolino
Out of stock
Lady Into Fox
David Garnett
Out of stock
The Riddle of the Traveling Skull
Harry Stephen Keeler
Out of stock

JOURNALS AND PAPER GOODS

 Notebook of Nothings
 The Furry Journal
 52 Weeks, Heads, and Quotes
 The Keep Your House in Order Planner
Notebook of Nothings
The Furry Journal
52 Weeks, Heads, and Quotes
The Keep Your House in Order Planner
designed by Heidi Meredith
 The Circus Journal
The Circus Journal
Out of stock