Shirley Jackson

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Born: 12/14/1916 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Writer (4)

The Haunting 1999 (Movie)

("The Haunting of Hill House") (Source Material (from novel))

Hosszu Alkony 1997 (Movie)

from short story("The Bus") (From Story)

The Lottery 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

From Story

The Haunting 1963 (Movie)

("The Haunting on Hill House") (Source Material (from novel))

EDUCATION

University of Rochester

1935 - 1936

Syracuse University

1937

Milestones

1968

Jackson's husband Stanley Edgar Hyman posthumously published Come Along with Me

1962

The last of Jackson's novels released during her lifetime, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, becomes a bestseller

1959

The Haunting of Hill House, Jackson's most well-known and well-regarded novel, was released

1958

The Sundial was published, continuing string of haunting novels

1954

Wrote and published The Bird's Nest

1951

Continued Gothic novel writing with Hangsaman

1948

Her first novel, The Road Through the Wall, was published

1948

Landmark short story "The Lottery" published in The New Yorker

1940

Wrote a number of stories published in The New Republic and The New Yorker

1938

Published first short story "Janice" while studying at Syracuse University

Bonus Trivia

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Jackson and husband Hyman were purported to have a personal library of over 100,000 books

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Her work has inspired Stephen King and other horror authors

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Since 2007, the Shirley Jackson awards have been presented to authors with outstanding achievement in horror and suspense

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Shirley Jackson Day has been celebrated in her home of North Bennington on June 27, the day "The Lottery" took place

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Her works have been adapted for a number of stage and film productions

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Met her future husband Stanley Edgar Hyman through Syracuse University literary magazine

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Published her first short story "Janice" in her first year at Syracuse University

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Her short story "The Lottery," published in The New Yorker, led to the magazines largest volume of mail, much of it negative

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