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Collection: Author of the Month: Shirley Jackson

Our Author of the Month for July is the American novelist and memoirist Shirley Jackson.

She’s perhaps most famous for her 1948 short story ‘The Lottery’, first printed in the New Yorker, which generated a level of cancelled subscriptions and hate mail that baffled both author and publisher and managed to get itself banned in South Africa. Another Gothic masterpiece The Haunting of Hill House followed in 1959 and has been described by Stephen King as being ‘as nearly perfect a haunted-house tale as I have ever read’. But her range as a writer was extraordinary – her family memoirs, collected in two volumes as Life Among the Savages and Raising Demons are more reminiscent of Gerald Durrell or James Thurber than Bram Stoker, and are among the funniest, sharpest and most uplifting books you’re ever likely to read.

Start with The Lottery or The Haunting of Hill House, but if you’ve already read them, be prepared to be surprised by other books by an almost indecently talented writer.

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  • The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
    The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
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  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
    We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
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  • Let Me Tell You by Shirley Jackson
    Let Me Tell You by Shirley Jackson
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  • Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson
    Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson
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  • The Road Through the Wall by Shirley Jackson
    The Road Through the Wall by Shirley Jackson
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  • Just an Ordinary Day by Shirley Jackson
    Just an Ordinary Day by Shirley Jackson
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  • The Sundial by Shirley Jackson
    The Sundial by Shirley Jackson
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    Dark Tales by Shirley Jackson
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