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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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 2017 Nothing Important (Short) (short story) (completed)
 2018 The Haunting of Hill House (TV Series) (based on the novel by - 10 episodes)
- Silence Lay Steadily (2018) ... (based on the novel by)
- Screaming Meemies (2018) ... (based on the novel by)
- Witness Marks (2018) ... (based on the novel by)
- Eulogy (2018) ... (based on the novel by)
- Two Storms (2018) ... (based on the novel by)
 2018 We Have Always Lived in the Castle (based on the novel by)
 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 Long Twilight (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 Shoestring Theatre (TV Series) (short story "After You, My Dear Alphonse" - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 June 1959 (1959) ... (short story "After You, My Dear Alphonse")
 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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(1950-51) Collection: "Best Television Plays 1950-51" (includes Ellen M. Violett's TV script adaptation of "The Lottery"). See more »

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[about the hate mail she received upon the 1948 publication of her story "The Lottery"] If I thought this was a valid cross-section of the reading public, I would give up writing.

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In a 1960 lecture that was included in her collection "Come Along With Me", published in 1968, Jackson described the voluminous and vociferous reaction that the "New Yorker" magazine received after publishing her sinister short story "The Lottery" in 1948. She said that one of the most common questions she received from readers, especially early on (before the story had gotten its many ... See more »

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