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Shirley Jackson (I) (1916–1965)

Shirley Jackson was a horror and mystery writer born in San Francisco, California in 1916. She is best remembered for her unsettling novel of paranoia and the supernatural, 'The Haunting of Hill House' (1959) and her terrifying short story 'The Lottery' (1948), a horror tale rife with symbolism that is still puzzled over by critics and academics to... See full bio »

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 2012 June (Short) (story)
 2008 The Lottery (Short) (based on an original story by)
 2007 The Lottery (Short) (story)
 1999 The Haunting (novel "The Haunting of Hill House")
 1997 Hosszú alkony (story "The Bus")
 1996 The Lottery (TV Movie) (short story)
 1982 Zizi (Short)
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Come Along with Me (1982) ... (story)
 1974 Histoires insolites (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
 1969 The Lottery (Short) (story)
 1963 The Haunting (based on the novel: "The Haunting of Hill House")
 1960 The Robert Herridge Theater (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Lottery (1960) ... (story)
 1959 Lux Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Boy on a Fence (1959) ... (story)
 1957 Lizzie (novel "The Bird's Nest")
 1952 Curtain Call (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Summer People (1952) ... (story)
 1951 Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Lottery (1951) ... (story)
 1950 Cameo Theatre (TV Series) (episode "Lottery, The")
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 2014 Videotape (additional acknowledgments)
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Other Works:

Bibliography: 1948: "The Road Through the Wall" (novel, aka "The Other Side of the Street") 1949: "The Lottery, or The Adventures of James Harris" (collection) 1950: "Hangsaman" (novel) 1952: "Best Television Plays 1950-51" (includes Ellen M. Violett's TV script adaptation of "The Lottery") 1953: "Life Among the Savages" (autobiography) 1954... See more »

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Personal Quote:

"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)

Trivia:

Stephen King 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. See more »

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