• Read Shirley Jackson’s Eerily Contemporary Letter About Fear

    "We have exactly the same thing to be afraid of."

    Author Shirley Jackson often responded to readers’ letters; this one, written in 1962 after republication of her historical fiction for juveniles, The Witchcraft of Salem Village, seems uncannily prescient for our times.

    –Laurence Jackson Hyman, editor of the forthcoming The Collected Letters of Shirley Jackson



    From the book THE LETTERS OF SHIRLEY JACKSON by Shirley Jackson; Edited by Laurence Hyman and Bernice M. Murphy, which will be published July 2021 by Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2021 by Laurence Jackson Hyman, J. S. Holly, Sarah Hyman De Witt and Barry Hyman. All rights reserved.

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