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Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1916
Place of Birth San Francisco, California
Death day August 8, 1965 (48 years old)
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
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Shirley Jackson

Shirley Hardie Jackson is an American writer best known for his works of horror and mystery. During her writing career, which spanned more than two decades, she wrote six novels, two memoirs and over 200 short stories. Born in San Francisco, California, Jackson attended Syracuse University in New York City, where she joined the school's literary magazine and met future husband Stanley Edgar Hyman. After graduating, the couple moved to New York and began contributing to The New Yorker, Jackson as a fiction writer and Hyman as a contributor to "Talk of the Town". The couple moved to North Bennington, Vermont, in 1945 after giving birth to their first child, when Hyman joined the faculty of Bennington College.

Born Shirley Hardie Jackson, December 14, 1916, San Francisco, California, US
Died August 8, 1965, North Bennington, Vermont, US
Occupation Writer
Alma mater Syracuse University
Genre Horror, Mystery, Gothic
Children 4
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About Shirley Jackson

American author of the eerie short story, "The Lottery," a tale that exposes the sinister side of a seemingly pleasant town. She is also famous for her 1959 novel, The Haunting of Hill House, which was later adapted into the popular horror film, The Haunting.

Shirley Jackson before fame

She grew up in California and relocated to New York for college, studying first at the University of Rochester and later at Syracuse University. She published the short story collection that contained "The Lottery" in 1949.

Achievement of Shirley Jackson

Her short stories, which include "All the Girls were Dancing," "Come Along with Me," and "The Strangers," are famous for being very disturbing.

Shirley Jackson family life

She married literary critic Stanley Edgar Hyman; together, they had four children (Laurence, Joanne, Sarah, and Barry).

Associations of Shirley Jackson

She influenced future horror writers such as Stephen King.

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Latest information about Shirley Jackson updated on June 14 2021.