|Shirley Hardie Jackson is born, December 14, in San
Jackson family moves to Rochester, NY.
Jackson receives her BA in English from Syracuse University.
She marries Stanley Edgar Hyman
and they move to a secluded shack in New Hampshire where both concentrate on their
Jackson publishes her first short story, "My Life with R.H.
Macy," in The New Republic for twenty-five dollars.
Jackson and Hyman move to North Bennington, VT because Hyman is offered a teaching
position at Bennington College. Jackson's writing career flourishes with
publications in The New Yorker, Mademoiselle, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Charm, The
Yale Review, The New Republic, The Saturday Evening Post, and Reader's Digest.
She also publishes several collections of stories.
Jackson dies on August 8th in Bennington. Several collections have been published
since her death by her husband as well as her children.