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Quotes by Shirley Jackson on Writing and Life

Shirley Jackson (1916 – 1965) was an American author whose work explored motifs of psychological horror and “prettied-up accounts of everyday family life.” Many of her works addressed the dark side of human nature. “The Lottery” (1948)  is her best-known short story; standouts among her novels are The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. 

Life Among the Savages and Raising Demons  pioneered the genre of “momoirs” that inspired such writers as Erma Bombeck and Jean Kerr. In Jackson’s case, her own family life wasn’t quite as fun as the glossy and wry depictions in her pages.  Read More→


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