Shirley Jackson

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Top 10 horror short stories | Simon Crook
With Halloween looming, these tales by authors from Shirley Jackson to Stephen King are guaranteed to keep you awake as the nights close in

Simon Crook

26, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Unseen works by ‘queen of gothic fiction’ Shirley Jackson published
Two previously unseen short stories by Jackson, rated by Stephen King as one of the great horror fiction writers, are to appear in US magazine the Strand

Sarah Shaffi

09, Jun, 2022 @2:05 PM

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What we’re reading: writers and readers on the books they enjoyed in May
Poet Dean Atta, writer and critic PD Smith and Guardian readers Jessica and Brenda discuss the titles they’ve read over the last month. Join the conversation in the comments

Dean Atta, PD Smith and Guardian readers

24, May, 2022 @4:04 PM

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Want horror for Halloween? Critics pick music, books, games and more to help
From a creepy Hollywood comedy to trick or treat for gamers, Guardian critics suggest their cultural classics

Peter Bradshaw, Alison Flood, Keza MacDonald, Phil Harrison and Jenessa Williams

31, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror – reviews roundup
Far From the Light of Heaven by Tade Thompson; The Cabinet by Un-su Kim; Femlandia by Christina Dalcher; When Things Get Dark edited by Ellen Datlow; The Workshop of Filthy Creation by Richard Gadz

Lisa Tuttle

08, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘My job was to let my mother talk’: Shirley Jackson’s son on a book of her letters
In a revealing new book, the under-appreciated author’s son shows a new side to his misunderstood mother

Veronica Esposito

04, Aug, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Streaming: the best films about writers
Elisabeth Moss’s fevered turn as American gothic novelist Shirley Jackson is the latest chapter in cinema’s tireless quest to dramatise the literary life

Guy Lodge

02, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Unseen Shirley Jackson story to be published
Adventure on a Bad Night, in which a shopping trip unpicks layers of prejudice, was written in 1944 and rediscovered by the son of a writer fascinated by ‘the possibility of evil’

Alison Flood

17, Dec, 2020 @10:12 AM

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Shirley review – Elisabeth Moss gets under a horror writer's skin | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Moss bristles with malevolence as a fictionalised version of Shirley Jackson but the film’s early menace fizzles out

Peter Bradshaw

29, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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History remixed: the rise of the anachronistic female lead
The lives of women from history, from Catherine the Great to Shirley Jackson, are being brought to the screen with a radical focus on character over facts

Adrian Horton

04, Jun, 2020 @3:54 PM

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'She puts you into a dream': inside a thrilling film about Shirley Jackson
Shirley, a film by Josephine Decker, transforms the life of the notorious horror author into a dark psychodrama of her own making

Adrian Horton

03, Jun, 2020 @3:23 PM

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Top 10 books about imaginary friends | Camilla Bruce
From Lewis Carroll to Vladimir Nabokov and Shirley Jackson, the best of these stories combine fantasy with very real psychology

Camilla Bruce

26, Feb, 2020 @12:00 PM

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