Book critic for Harper's, New Yorker, etc. Author of A Thousand Darknesses. At work on Shirley Jackson bio: http://t.co/yvYJ4VWZ5b. See also: @josephbraude

Let Me Tell You by Shirley Jackson | PenguinRandomHouse.com

penguinrandomhouse.com — "Stunning." -O: The Oprah Magazine "Let us now-at last-celebrate dangerous women writers: how cheering to see justice done with [this collection of] Shirley Jackson's heretofore unpublished works-uniquely unsettling stories and ruthlessly barbed essays on domestic life." -Vanity Fair "[ Let Me Tell You] feels like an uncanny dollhouse: Everything perfectly rendered, but something deliciously not quite right."

‘A Manual for Cleaning Women,’ by Lucia Berlin

nytimes.com — Some short story writers - ­Chekhov, Alice Munro, William Trevor - sidle up and tap you gently on the shoulder: Come, they murmur, sit down, listen to what I have to say. Lucia Berlin spins you around, knocks you down and grinds your face into the dirt.
Aug 12, 2015

RT @readluciaberlin: New Yorker and the New York Times on the same day. Sweet. ‘A Manual for Cleaning Women,’ by Lucia Berlin nyti.ms/1L5LQqW #readlucia

Aug 13, 2015

Glowing full-page review in NYT Book Review for Lucia Berlin: “A Manual for Cleaning Women”! Yea!!!! fb.me/4AXYJ5RvP

Aug 13, 2015

All those quotes from rave NYT review of Lucia Berlin's story collection “A Manual for Cleaning Women” nytimes.com/2015/08/16/boo… #ReadLucia

Aug 13, 2015

RT @nytimesbooks: Ruth Franklin reviews Lucia Berlin's stories, which feature hard-pressed women and figures on the fringe. nyti.ms/1PnsnR2

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On the 50th anniversary of Shirley Jackson’s...

ruthfranklin.tumblr.com — On the 50th anniversary of Shirley Jackson's death, her high school yearbook photo. To me, she looks very young and very determined.
Aug 08, 2015

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Aug 08, 2015

RT @ruth_franklin: Photo: On the 50th anniversary of Shirley Jackson’s death, her high school yearbook photo. To me, she looks... tmblr.co/ZwfWgs1rWtJiJ

Aug 08, 2015

Shirley Jackson *college* photo, it turns out, where she bears an uncanny resemblance to Elisabeth Moss. ruthfranklin.tumblr.com/post/126179162…

Forced into a Double Life

nybooks.com — In The Girl from Human Street, Roger Cohen, a New York Times columnist whose previous books have investigated the stories of American POWs under the Nazis and the fate of four families in the former Yugoslavia, seeks to excavate the forces, both historical and personal, that shaped his own family.
Jul 25, 2015

New York Review of Books on my "The Girl from Human Street:" Forced into a Double Life by Ruth Franklin nybooks.com/articles/archi… via @nybooks

Jul 28, 2015

NYRB on my family memoir. "Powerful storytelling...sometimes breathtaking."Forced into a Double Life by Ruth Franklin nybooks.com/articles/archi…

Jul 31, 2015

RT @CullmanNYPL: Former Fellow @ruth_franklin on @NYTimesCohen's memoir, "written with a generosity that is truly humane," in @nybooks:nybooks.com/articles/archi…

Sep 10, 2015

New York Review of Books on my family memoir, "The Girl from Human Street." No longer behind paywall. bit.ly/1IqCwa0

Sep 10, 2015

RT @NYTimesCohen: New York Review of Books on my family memoir, "The Girl from Human Street." No longer behind paywall. bit.ly/1IqCwa0

The old Walloomsac Inn, formerly the Dewey Tavern....

ruthfranklin.tumblr.com — The old Walloomsac Inn, formerly the Dewey Tavern. Thomas Jefferson slept here in 1791. No, this was not one of Shirley Jackson’s models for Hill House, though it looks like it ought to have been. That one is coming … (at Old Bennington Historic District)
Jul 09, 2015

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Images from LET ME TELL YOU, the new collection of...

ruthfranklin.tumblr.com — Images from LET ME TELL YOU, the new collection of Shirley Jackson's writings. Check out that endpaper! Via penguinrandomhouse
Jul 09, 2015

Photoset: Images from LET ME TELL YOU, the new collection of Shirley Jackson’s writings. Check out that... tmblr.co/ZwfWgs1pBLaHo

at The Left Bank

Determine ranges from a list of values

codegolf.stackexchange.com — Given an unsorted list of unique, positive integers, output the shortest list of the longest possible ranges of sequential integers. INPUT An unsorted list of unique, positive integers e.g. 9 ...

On Shirley Jackson Day, biography miracles, and a...

ruthfranklin.tumblr.com — Today's newsletter will be brief because I'm busy preparing for my trip tomorrow to North Bennington, Vermont for Shirley Jackson Day! I'll be reading from the new book at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Left Bank, a lovely old building at 5 Bank Street that's now an art space.
Jun 26, 2015

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I have never liked the theory that poltergeists...

ruthfranklin.tumblr.com — I have never liked the theory that poltergeists only come into houses where there are children, because I think it is simply too much for any one house to have poltergeists and children.-- Shirley Jackson, "The Ghosts of Loiret," 1958 (in the forthcoming book Let Me Tell You)Aside from the first paragraph of The Haunting of Hill House, this just might be my favorite Shirley Jackson quote.
Jun 09, 2015

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Feb 05, 2016

@rgay it's hard to narrow down the least believable part of this.

Feb 05, 2016

RT @jayrosen_nyu: "Insults, threats and more insults: What it’s like to be a reporter covering Trump." washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/styl… pic.twitter.com/rzfonjy0NP

Feb 05, 2016

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Feb 05, 2016

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Feb 03, 2016

@aoscott pretty nice indeed! Congrats. Can't wait to read the rest of it.

Feb 02, 2016

It's real! My book is now on Amazon (cover image coming soon): amazon.com/Shirley-Jackso…


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