Arts Pop: Shirley Jackson, master of horror writing

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI)- Shirley Jackson is the well known author of the 1959 novel, “The Haunting of Hill House,” and the short story, “The Lottery.” She is known as one of the best horror writers of the genre, inspiring the likes of Stephen King.

So it recently made news when Jackson’s children released a second collection of mostly previously unpublished works called, “Let Me Tell You.” The St. Louis Post Dispatch’s Sarah Bryan Miller says these works aren’t very good unfortunately, but she hopes that the release will inspire readers to discover Jackson’s more masterful works that include six novels, two memoirs, several books for children, and a collection of stories. Jackson's range ran from the supernatural to psychological drama to humorous stories about her family life.

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