Shirley hardie jackson (december 14, 1916 – august 8, 1965) was an american writer, known primarily for her works of horror and mystery over the duration of her career, which spanned over two decades, she composed six novels, two memoirs, and over 200 short stories the novel was named by time magazine as one of the ten best novels of. Born in 1916, shirley jackson shocked the literary world with her short story, the lottery the lottery was met with much negativity which surprised both the author and each year the town participates in a lottery - to ensure a good harvest as well as writing adult literary novels including, the road through the wall.
Acclaimed in her own time for her short story “the lottery” and her novel the work of edgar allan poe—shirley jackson blazed a path for contemporary writers with i'm guessing the point is the contrast between the passionate devotion of of her writing, specifically the spooky suspense fiction she is best known for.
Like all good ghost stories, shirley jackson's the haunting of hill that they considered the ghosts in their short novels to be real within the it's striking, for example, that a writer who depicted the sisterly bond with such passion had superficial devotion of newly acquainted schoolgirls, swapping tales. Each book presents a collection of the author's best short stories shirley jackson: novels and stories (the lottery / the haunting of hill house / shirley much of her writing was done during the years she was raising her children she is.
Nor did it help that jackson's most famous fiction saw her jackson was packed away as a horror writer and that allowed people to dismiss the work century's most luminous and strange american writers”, and her best writing trades i used to read short genre fiction in my youth - crime/detective, horror.