By nava | On July 17, 2012 | Comments (0)
Shirley Jackson (December 14, 1916 – August 8, 1965) was an American author whose work was quite influential. Two genres of writing, in particular, put her on the literary map: imaginative tales of psychological horror, as well as prettied-up accounts of everyday family life. Her stories and novels, though undeniably competent and well written, have often disturbed readers with their insistence on exploring the dark side of human nature.
Jackson’s haunting short story, “The Lottery,” catapulted her to fame in 1948, and her output continued at a fast clip — six novels, four children’s books, and dozens of short stories — all throughout the years of raising her four children. Read More→