Book critic for TNR, New Yorker, etc. Author of A Thousand Darknesses. At work on Shirley Jackson bio. Purveyor of kitten pics. See also: @josephbraude.

Can You Write a Novel on Twitter? — The Twitter feed of American novelist Elliott Holt usually includes remarks on what she's reading, retweets of friends' book news, and occasional political commentary. But one night a mystery unfolded there. As Holt's followers watched, she retweeted the feeds of three guests at a swanky party in SoHo.

Martin Amis’s ‘Zone of Interest’ — When Elie Wiesel approached the ­author François Mauriac in the 1950s with a draft of the memoir that would become "Night," Mauriac was skeptical - not of the book's quality, but of its necessity.

We have always lived in the castle... — buchverliebt: We have always lived in the castle by Shirley Jackson"I can't help it when people are frightened," says Merricat. "I always want to frighten them more." Gorgeous images.

A.M. Homes on Shirley Jackson — thepenguinclassics: Women's Prize for Fiction 2013 winner A.M. Homes introduces one of her favourite authors - Shirley Jackson. I want to introduce you to the work of Shirley Jackson, whose novels and short stories transformed my life as both a reader and writer. The story you have before you, Lovely words from A.M.

New Collection of Shirley Jackson Works to Be Published — "Random House said on Monday that it had acquired a new collection of works by Ms. Jackson, the National Book Award-nominated author of "The Haunting of Hill House," compiled primarily from her papers at the Library of Congress.

colleentigheillustration: I did some... — colleentigheillustration: I did some illustrations for one of my favorite novels We Have Always Lived In the Castle by Shirley Jackson. These were so much FUN wanna draw a million fire people now. These images are gorgeous! Love them.

Spring in Prospect Park.

“She would rest her bare bronze arms easily at her... — "She would rest her bare bronze arms easily at her side, open her well-rouged lips until you could see all of the big white teeth, half close her eyes, and start to sway.... Then she would learn forward and let her big full voice roll out over the house....

'Not only was my mother (Shirley... — theredshoes: 'Not only was my mother (Shirley Jackson) prolific as a writer, she was also an artist. We have found more than eight hundred of her Thurberesque cartoons, watercolors and paintings, which we are also considering publishing.

Truth and fiction in Holocaust literature: Where do you draw the line? — The makers of the Holocaust documentary film No. 4 Street of Our Lady have sued a Canadian novelist, accusing her of violating copyright. Where does inspiration end and plagiarism begin? I was on Israeli radio this weekend talking about the line between fictionalizing and plagiarizing when fiction writers make use of real-life Holocaust events.
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Dec 17, 2014

@metschick @LeonardLopate @kari_upstate212 I tell my kids this too. Dads with kids in tow also acceptable.

Dec 13, 2014

@moorehn aw, thanks - he's as sweet as he is handsome :)

Dec 13, 2014

@e_alexjung smart piece! Also, thanks for teaching me the word "kaomoji."

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