eleanor oliphant desmond elliott 2017 finding gobi katie fforde join us on facebook
Search our site
Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley Read the opening extract of the brand new Steven Rowley book before its publication on 05/10/2017

Shirley Jackson Book and Novel

Shirley Jackson - Author


Shirley Jackson was born in an affluent suburb in California in 1916. At university in Syracuse, she met her husband, the future literary critic Stanley Edgar Hyman, with whom she had four children. In 1948 she published her iconic short story 'The Lottery' in The New Yorker, sparking furious letters from readers to the magazine. Her novels - most of which involve elements of horror and the occult - include The Road through the Wall, Hangsaman, The Bird's Nest, The Sundial, We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House. Shirley Jackson died in her sleep in 1965 at the age of 48.

Author photo © Hyman

If you like Shirley Jackson you might also like to read books by Jeff VanderMeer.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson
From the title you might imagine that this novel would be the most conventional of haunted house stories, but a line on page one suggests the true flavour of the chills to come: “Hill House, not sane, stood by itself...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2009

Loading other books by Shirley Jackson...


Author Info

Did you know

At Lovereading you can download and read an Opening Extract and an online review of books by Shirley Jackson and hundreds of other authors.

Author 'Like for Like' recommendations


Love books. Love reading. Love reading books. And, here's the trick. Here's a website which caters for people like me.

Ian Harvey-brown

It's information about new books so, for a book lover like me, what's not to like!

Joan Hill

The best new books on the market, reviewed honestly, to give your readers the best choices.

Julie Cook

I love Lovereading because of its ability to connect people that love books & unite them in a friendly, stimulating & interesting community.

Megan Olwen William

It is a website dedicated to those who adore reading It really is a one stop shop for book lovers. Love it!

Edel Waugh

Lovereading has given me the opportunity to delve into new and exciting worlds of authors who I would never have tried before.

Glynis Elliott

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

As for why I'd recommend Lovereading, it's simple - it's a great place to get information and reviews about new books!

Margaret Freeman

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools