Shirley Jackson, 1916-1965, one of the preeminent authors of classic American mystery and suspense fiction, best known for her short story “The Lottery.”

Shirley Jackson

_Shirley Jackson, 1916-1965, one of the preeminent authors of classic American mystery _ _and suspense fiction, best known for her short story “The Lottery.”

 
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Shirley Jackson Bibliography


Novels

The Road Through the Wall (1948)
Hangsaman (1951)
The Bird's Nest (1954)
The Sundial (1958)
The Haunting of Hill House (1959)
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962)

Memoirs

Life Among the Savages (1953)
Raising Demons (1957)

Story Collections

The Lottery and Other Stories (Farrar, Straus, 1949)
The Magic of Shirley Jackson (Farrar, Straus, 1966)
Come Along with Me (Viking, 1968)
Just an Ordinary Day (Bantam, 1995)

Children's works

The Witchcraft of Salem Village (1956)
The Bad Children  (One Act Play)  (1959)
9 Magic Wishes (1963)
Famous Sally (1966)

Stage Adaptations

• The Lottery
• The Haunting of Hill House
• We Have Always Lived in the Castle
• The Summer People


Awards

• 1960--National Book Award nomination:
     The Haunting of Hill House
• 1962---One of Time’s  "Ten Best Novels" of 1962:
     We Have Always Lived in the Castle
• 1966---Mystery Writers of America “Edgar Award for Best Short Story”:
     “The Possibility of Evil”


The Shirley Jackson Awards

In recognition of the legacy of  Shirley Jackson’s writing, the annual
Shirley Jackson Awards have been established for "outstanding
achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror and
the dark fantastic."  The first and second years’ awards were
presented July 20, 2008 and July 12, 2009 at the Readercon
Conference on Imaginative Literature in Burlington, Massachusetts.

 
 
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