Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson was born in San Francisco in 1916. She first received wide critical acclaim for her short story “The Lottery,” which was published in The New Yorker in 1948. She is the author of six novels, including The Haunting of Hill House, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, and The Sundial; two bestselling family chronicles, Life Among the Savages and Raising Demons; and hundreds of short stories, many published in five separate posthumous collections. She died in 1965 at the age of forty-eight.

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Author: Shirley Jackson | Narrator: Kirsten Potter
Release Date: March 15, 2022
In the uproarious sequel to Life Among the Savages, the author of The Haunting of Hill House confronts the most vexing demons yet: her childrenIn the long out-of-print sequel to Life Among the Savages, Jackson’s four children have grown from sa...
Author: Shirley Jackson | Narrator: Kimberly Farr, Kirsten Potter, Mark Deakins, Linda Jones, Karissa Vacker and Gary Bennett
Release Date: March 15, 2022
“Jackson at her best: plumbing the extraordinary from the depths of mid-twentieth-century common. [Just an Ordinary Day] is a gift to a new generation.”—San Francisco ChronicleAcclaimed in her own time for her short story “The...
Author: Shirley Jackson | Narrator: Kimberly Farr, Kirsten Potter, Mark Deakins, Linda Jones, Karissa Vacker and Gary Bennett
Release Date: March 15, 2022
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • From the renowned author of “The Lottery” and The Haunting of Hill House, a spectacular volume of previously unpublished and uncollected stories, essays, and other writings.Features &l...
Author: Shirley Jackson | Narrator: Kimberly Farr, Kirsten Potter, Mark Deakins and Karissa Vacker
Release Date: October 19, 2021
For the first time in one volume, a collection of Shirley Jackson’s scariest stories, with a foreword by PEN/Hemingway Award winner Ottessa Moshfegh  After the publication of her short story “The Lottery” in the New Yorker in 1...
Author: Shirley Jackson | Narrator: Julia Whelan
Release Date: October 19, 2021
Shirley Jackson's chilling second novel, based on her own experiences and an actual mysterious disappearanceSeventeen-year-old Natalie Waite longs to escape home for college. Her father is a domineering and egotistical writer who keeps a tight rein o...
Author: Shirley Jackson | Narrator: Mark Bramhall and Linda Jones
Release Date: October 19, 2021
Shirley Jackson's third novel, a chilling descent into multiple personalitiesElizabeth is a demure twenty-three-year-old wiling her life away at a dull museum job, living with her neurotic aunt, and subsisting off her dead mother’s inheritance....
Author: Shirley Jackson | Narrator: Cassandra Campbell
Release Date: October 19, 2021
The compelling novel that began Shirley Jackson's legendary careerPepper Street is a really nice, safe California neighborhood. The houses are tidy and the lawns are neatly mowed. Of course, the country club is close by, and lots of pleasant folks li...
Author: Shirley Jackson | Narrator: Kirsten Potter and Dion Graham
Release Date: October 19, 2021
Before there was Hill House, there was the Halloran mansion of Jackson’s stunningly creepy fourth novel, The SundialWhen the Halloran clan gathers at the family home for a funeral, no one is surprised when the somewhat peculiar Aunt Fanny wande...
Author: Shirley Jackson | Narrator: Kirsten Potter, Linda Jones and Gary Bennett
Release Date: July 13, 2021
A bewitchingly brilliant collection of never-before-published letters from the renowned author of “The Lottery” and The Haunting of Hill Housei must stop writing letters and get to writing a novel.Shirley Jackson is one of the most import...