Eli Horowitz was the managing editor and then publisher of McSweeney’s for eight years, working closely with authors including Chris Adrian, Salvador Plascencia, Deb Olin Unferth, Michael Chabon, Adam Levin, Joyce Carol Oates, and William Vollmann. He is the coauthor of The Clock Without a Face, a treasure-hunt mystery, and Everything You Know Is Pong, an illustrated cultural history of ping pong, and his design work has been honored by I.D., Print and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Before McSweeney’s, he was employed as a carpenter and wrote science trivia questions tenuously linked to popular films. He was born in Virginia and now lives in San Francisco.
Orbiting The Silent History are dozens of “field reports”—stories written by readers and connected to specific physical locations. To read them, you have to show up, device in hand, at just the right glowing spot on the built-in map. A reviewer on iTunes is planning a road trip to read as many as he can.