ARTICLES BY sjones
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“SHORT STORIES WERE ALWAYS POWERFUL AND SHARP”: AN INTERVIEW WITH AMIE BARRODALE

Shane Jones

07.05.16

Shane Jones in conversation with Amie Barrodale about craft, language, and life, upon the release of her debut story collection You Are Having a Good Time, out today.

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Is This The Most Hated Novel To Ever Win A Major Award?

Shane Jones

08.17.15

Shane Jones looks back on a contentious year for the National Book Awards.

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Green Lights

Shane Jones

07.01.15

“As a child I believed my parents never thought they would die because they never talked about dying.” Moving new short fiction from Shane Jones.

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The Brown Space: Taking a Class with Lydia Davis

Shane Jones

04.09.14

Alongside the release of her latest collection, Can’t and Won’t, Shane Jones takes a look back at his experience in a writing workshop with Lydia Davis.

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“Everyone Is Around You, Very Close”: A Review of Jesse Ball’s Silence Once Begun

Shane Jones

01.02.14

Shane Jones takes a look at Jesse Ball’s latest, Silence Once Begun.

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Top Vanity License Plates In My Neighborhood

Shane Jones

10.22.13

Ever wonder what kind of person it takes to pay to get a vanity plate like HOTSAWCE for your ride? Shane Jones provides a guided tour of his neighborhood’s most recognizable motor-ID personalizations.

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I Reviewed the Most Disturbing Children’s Book of All Time

Shane Jones

09.12.13

Meta language that makes Calvino look like a pussy and design seemingly “concocted from a dinner date with Matt Furie and Ryan Trecartin”, “Oscar’s Book is basically twenty three pages of Oscar the Grouch yelling, specifically, at the reader and their child”. Shane Jones reviews the most disturbing (and one of the best) kids books ever.

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This Italian Soccer Team Is A Chaotic Mess And I Can’t Stop Watching

Shane Jones

06.16.12

Shane Jones on the smarmy side of Italian soccer, and why he’s their #1 fan for Euro 2012. Art by Danny Jock.