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The Life of Shirley Jackson
21 Jan 2018
Shirley Jackson was Born in San Francisco, California
Her family moved east and she attended the University of Rochester
After about a year at the University of Rochester she left and spent a year at home to practice writing and producing a minimum of a thousand words per day.
She then got into University of Syracuse where she published her first story "Janice". She was then appointed fiction editor of the campus humor magazine.
Her first novel was published "The road though the wall." This same year the New Yorker published her short story "The Lottery"
She got a teaching job at Bennington College and she and her husband moved to an old house near the schools where she continued writing while raising her children.
The publication of "Hangsaman" and "The Summer People" begun her succession of Gothic Novels
'the Lottery" had its first adaptations on TV. She continued to write stories.
She wrote her best known novel "The Haunting of the Hill House". It has been adapted for feature films
She received the Edgar Allen Poe Award for "Lousia, Please"
Her Novel "The Haunting" was released as a movie and had amazing reviews.
She was awarded Arents Pioneer Medal for Outstanding Achievement from Syracuse University.
She had a heart failure while taking her usual afternoon nap and died.
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