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Brooklyn, NY
Book Critic

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.

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Warner Books, 1982. Subtle but...

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.

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Mar 31, 2015

@elliottholt @jrakoff @PKhakpour @Lvandenberg I think she writes about the unpredictability of life (esp women's lives) better than anyone.

Mar 31, 2015

@jrakoff @elliottholt @PKhakpour if I may butt in ... I love the Hateship book (but hate its title).

Mar 31, 2015

Doesn't that confirm it? RT @ThisIsFusion: Think millennials are self-absorbed? More than half say they're best friends w/ their parents.

Mar 31, 2015

An unintentionally scary slogan. RT @HaagenDazs_US: Ice cream that's strong enough to stand on its own.

Mar 29, 2015

Look, @aspiegelnpr, @mollyringwald has really good taste in podcasts! Molly Ringwald on Her Inspirations

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