Shirley Jackson’s work has thrilled and disturbed readers for more than 80 years, from the infamous short story ‘The Lottery’ to the unsettling novel We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Recently, interest in Jackson’s work and life has had a resurgence, resulting in the biographical drama film Shirley, starring Elisabeth Moss, and the love-it-or-hate-it Netflix adaptation of horror novel The Haunting of Hill House. What is it about Jackson that has kept her stories on people’s bookshelves? Join writer Elizabeth Knox, film-maker Jonathan King, and academic Erin Harrington as they dissect what they love about this extraordinary author with Noelle McCarthy.
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