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The Works of Shirley Jackson

Biography   Bibliography   Criticism   Resources



Welcome to the Shirley Jackson web site. 

Shirley Jackson was a prolific American writer best known for her short story "The Lottery." However, many people are now discovering her other works, which range from children's non-fiction to fiction rooted in the Gothic to feminist fiction.  If you are researching her fiction, several tools are available to you on this site:

Biography provides a brief look at her life, highlighting short fiction publications.
Bibliography lists all her works, dates of publications, and, for the short fiction, magazines in which the stories appeared.
Criticism is divided into two categories: book length works on Jackson and short criticism.  
Resources will link you to internet sites which either address Jackson's work or provide more information about a particular literary genre in which her fiction has been placed. 

*Contact me with questions, comments, more links.