Louis B. Jones


Louis B. Jones is the author of five novels – Ordinary Money (Viking/Penguin),louisbjonescParticles and Luck (Pantheon/Vintage), and California’s Over (Pantheon/Vintage), named as New York Times Notable Books of their respective years, and recently, Radiance and Innocence (Counterpoint). He is an NEA fellow and a fellow of the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. He has written screenplays – originals and adaptations of his own work – for studios and for independents. For a while, he was a regular reviewer for the New York Times Book Review. He has served as visiting writer at a number of colleges around the country, and he is Co-Director for the Fiction Program of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley.

Prize anthology mentions

Pushcart (Fiction) 2009

Pushcart (Fiction) 2012*

Best American Essays 2016*

Pushcart (Fiction) 2020*

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