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Shirley Jackson

Shirley JacksonAKA Shirley Hardie Jackson

Born: 14-Dec-1916
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
Died: 8-Aug-1965
Location of death: North Bennington, VT
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Lottery

Father: Leslie H. Jackson
Mother: Geraldine B. Jackson
Husband: Stanley Edgar Hyman (m. 1940, four children)
Son: Laurence (b. 1943)
Brother: Barry H. Jackson
Daughter: Sarah Hyman Stewart

    High School: Rochester, NY
    University: University of Rochester
    University: BA English, Syracuse University (1940)
    Teacher: Bennington College (1945)

    Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Short Story, for "The Possibility of Evil" (1966)
    Risk Factors: Depression, Asthma, Arthritis, Obesity, Smoking, Agoraphobia, Amphetamines

Author of books:
The Road Through the Wall (1948, novel)
The Lottery (1949, probably her best-known work, a short story)
The Hangsaman (1951, novel)
Life Among the Savages (1953, a novel about family)
The Bird's Nest (1954, novel)
Witchcraft in Salem Village (1956, nonfiction)
Raising Demons (1957, novel, a novel about family)
The Sundial (1958, novel, apocalyptic)
The Haunting of Hill House (1959, novel, became the movie The Haunting)
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962, novel)

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