(Short) (based on an original story by)
(novel "The Bird's Nest")
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)
has commented on Shirley Jackson's novel, 'The Haunting of Hill House' (1959), explaining that it is one of THE most important horror novels (ghost stories) of the 20thC.