ABOUT the author
Shane Jones is the author of the novels Light Boxes—which has been translated in eight languages and was named an NPR best book of the year (2010)—Crystal Eaters, Daniel Fights a Hurricane, and The Failure Six, as well as the short story collection I Will Unfold You With My Hairy Hands and the poetry collections A Cake Appeared and Paper Champion. He lives in Albany, New York.
Find out more here: Shane Jones – Wikipedia
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"Jones demonstrates a tightrope-like eye for finagling between Pynchon-esque quasi-science-fictional feelings and the book’s physics, allowing almost anything to happen at any time, wrapped in a Wallace-like grip of childlike awe. The result is a novel that, paragraph to paragraph, is alive with imagination. Crystal Eaters is the rarest of kinds of objects, one that replenishes its readers’ crystal counts by simply being read."
Late Night Library Podcast with Shane Jones | 7/17/2014
Late Night New York, hosted by Emily Yoon: This week we feature Shane Jones, author of the new novel Crystal Eaters. Celebrated for his powerfully imaginative – even psychedelic – prose, Shane has pushed the genre envelope even further with his newest work. Crystal Eaters has been billed as an “allegory, fable, touching family saga, and poetic sci-fi adventure.”
A Q&A with Shane Jones | 4/22/2013
We talk with Shane Jones about creation vs destruction, videogames, indie publishing vs the corporate game, and ambition. Read on!
The Paris Review Interviews Shane Jones | 6/18/2014
The Paris Review speaks with Shane Jones about the act of worship, fatherhood, his day job, and more.
The Rumpus: An Interview with Shane Jones | 8/25/2014
The Rumpus speaks with Shane Jones about the freedom that can come from rejection.
Bookslut Interview with author Shane Jones | 5/1/2009
Bookslut speaks with Shane Jones about the origins of his acclaimed novel Light Boxes, his writing process, and anxiety about fucking up interviews.