Jackson, Shirley (Hardie) biographical name
(born Dec. 14, 1919, San Francisco, Calif., U.S.died Aug. 8, 1965, North Bennington, Vt.) U.S. novelist and short-story writer. She is best known for her story The Lottery (1948), a chilling tale that provoked outrage when first published, and The Haunting of Hill House (1959; film, 1963, 1999). These and her other five novels, including We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962), confirmed her reputation as a master of gothic horror and psychological suspense.
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