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Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson (December 14, 1916 – August 8, 1965) was an American author of fiction and nonfiction whose works influenced a generation of genre writers who came after her. Two areas of writing put her on the map — wryly humorous accounts of family life, and more significantly, sharply told stories and novels of psychological terror.

While Jackson is best known for “The Lottery” (1948), it would be a disservice to the reader to boil her career down to the controversial short story that put her on the literary map. Her late novels, The Haunting of Hill House (1959) and We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962) are considered her masterworks. Read More→

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