Shane Jones (author)

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Shane Jones (born 1980 in Albany, New York) is a novelist, short story writer, and poet. He is most known for his novel Light Boxes.


In 2009, Jones sold the film option to his first novel, Light Boxes, to Spike Jonze, with speculations that Ray Tintori would direct.[1] However, Spike Jonze, in an interview with Times Online, said that Ray was no longer a director for that project. In an interview with Interview magazine in June 2010, Jones said the film option had been dropped.

The book was originally published in a small run of 600 copies by Publishing Genius out of Baltimore. The literary underground worked double-time to promote the book, which led to an interview in Bookslut, which led to the securing of the rights by Jonze and subsequent pickup by William Morris Agency, who in turn marketed it to major publishing house Penguin Books and sold it to publishing houses across Europe.


  • Light Boxes, a fantasia about a war waged by a group of balloonists against the seemingly endless month of February. Publishing Genius Press, 2009; reissue Penguin Books, 2010.
  • The Failure Six, a modern fable set in a society that has come to favor written messages over talking. Fugue State Press, 2010.
  • Daniel Fights a Hurricane, a novel of hallucinations. Penguin Books, 2012.

Story Collections and Chapbooks[edit]

  • I Will Unfold You with My Hairy Hands, Greying Ghost, 2008. (out of print chapbook).
  • Black Kids in Lemon Trees, ML Press, 2009. (single story chapbook).
  • The Nightmare Filled You With Scary, Cannibal Books, 2009. (limited edition of 150).


  • Maybe Tomorrow, Boneworld Publishing, 2002.
  • A Cake Appeared, Scrambler Books, 2010.


  1. ^ Empire Onlines, Spike Jonze Picks Up Light Boxes, 28 July 2009

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Short Stories[edit]