“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.
"The new collection, called “Garlic in Fiction,” is edited by two of Ms. Jackson’s children, Laurence Jackson Hyman and Sarah Hyman DeWitt, and includes her fiction (like the short story “Paranoia,” which was published for the first time in The New Yorker last summer), as well as drawings, lectures and works of nonfiction that previously appeared in women’s magazines of the 1940s and ’50s…
This is the most significant Shirley Jackson-related news in a long time. I’m familiar with the material in this book, and to me the lectures are the most fascinating. Who wouldn’t want to read Shirley Jackson’s advice to writers?