Book critic for Harper's, New Yorker, etc. Author of A Thousand Darknesses. At work on Shirley Jackson bio: See also: @josephbraude

Shirley Jackson’s Tarot cards. She favored the... — Shirley Jackson's Tarot cards. She favored the Tarot of Marseilles, pictured here. For more:

Hello! I adore your books- American Gods,... — Hello! I adore your books- American Gods, Neverwhere, Ocean at the End of the Lane, and (especially) Stardust are my favourites! However, I'm only reading female authors until autumn. Do you have any recommendations for female-written Sci-Fi/fantasy?

Shirley Jackson’s (china) cat, at the North... — Shirley Jackson's (china) cat, at the North Bennington library. Read more in my newsletter:

SHIRLEY JACKSON by Ruth Franklin | Kirkus Reviews — An engaging, sympathetic portrait of the writer who found the witchery in huswifery. Critic Franklin ( A Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction, 2010) ably captures both the life and art of Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) in this sharp biography.

The True Lies of Totalitarian North Korea — When the videos of North Koreans weeping hysterically in the streets of Pyongyang circulated on YouTube last month in the wake of Kim Jong-il's death, few Western onlookers knew what to make of them.

'Liquidation': The Inhuman Condition — LIQUIDATION By Imre Kertesz. Translated by Tim Wilkinson. 130 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $22. THE scene: Budapest, a New Year's Eve party, sometime in the 1980's. Kingbitter, an editor at a prominent publishing house, watches a game of "Lager poker." The rules: "The players sit around the table and each person says where they have been.

Updates from the Shirley Jackson files

The photo is of the Everett Mansion in Bennington,...

Coming this September!

Let Me Tell You by Shirley Jackson | — "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dangerous women writers: how cheering to see justice done with [this collection of] Shirley Jackson's heretofore unpublished works-uniquely unsettling stories and ruthlessly barbed essays on domestic life."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."
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Aug 22, 2016

Reached into my bag for what I thought was a lipstick but it turned out to be a pen. A pen that doesn't even work.

Aug 20, 2016

As a donor myself I enthusiastically endorse this msg. My donation was 9 yrs ago & recipient is still doing well. 

Aug 20, 2016

@dylanmatt good luck. I am a donor too, if you have any Qs about the recovery process etc. Will it be laparoscopic?

Aug 19, 2016

RT @isabella324: Shirley Jackson had the cutest and most perfect description of being drunk for the first time

Aug 17, 2016

RT @carol_weston: Tweet me *your* #cat w #AVA AND TACO CAT + I'll RT + sign a #book for the #winner. PS: AVA'S DIARIES now in Costco!

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