When her short story "The Lottery" was first published in the 26 June 1948 issue of "The New Yorker," readers canceled subscriptions. Since then, the story has been translated into many languages, collected and often anthologized. It has been adapted to film, radio, TV, opera, ballet and a one-act play.
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"If I thought this was a valid cross section of the reading public, I would give up writing." (in response to the hate mail that met the publication of her famous story "The Lottery" in The New Yorker, 1948)
Author Jack Ketchum
narrated 10 pages from the legendary horror novel 'The Haunting of Hill House' aka
by Shirley Jackson. The reading took place in Burlington, Massachusetts at the annual 'Shirley Jackson Awards for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic'.