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Shirley Jackson - Magazines, Literary studies, Listen to, Awards, Novels, Short fiction (partial list)

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Writer, born in San Francisco, California, USA. She studied at the University of Rochester (1934–6) and Syracuse University (1940 BA). Based in North Bennington, VT, she wrote novels, short stories, and radio and television scripts, and became famous for her haunting fiction after the publication of her disturbing short story, ‘The Lottery’ (1948). She was known for her ability to write humorous domestic works as well as horror novels, such as The Haunting of Hill House (1959).

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