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The Magic of Shirley Jackson’s Opening Paragraphs

A look at the opening paragraphs of Shirley Jackson's books, to commemorate her 100th birthday.

Happy 100th Birthday, Shirley Jackson

Rioters pay tribute to the great Shirley Jackson.

The Creepy, Fantastic Covers of The Haunting of Hill House

A look at the book covers of The Haunting of Hill House through the ages.

3 Shirley Jackson Releases to Celebrate Her 100th Birthday

New editions of Shirley Jackson's work and a new biography, just in time for her birthday!

In Favour of a Seasonal Taxonomy of Authors

The Brontes are definitely for fall. Stephen King is for summer.

What To Read When You’ve Run Out of Shirley Jackson’s Books

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

Anatomy of a Scene: The Writing on the Wall in The Haunting of Hill House

When I first conceived of this as a feature I vowed I would do two things: 1) chose one specific ...

What To Read When You’ve Run Out of Shirley Jackson’s Books

This is a guest post from Annika Barranti Klein. Annika lives in Los Angeles, where she writes stories, raises children, ...

And I’d Do It Again: Books We Wish We Could Read Again for the First Time

Sometimes a reading a particular book can be so amazing, so life-changing, or so personal, that when other people read it, ...

Sweater Weather This Way Comes: Reading Your Way to Fall

This is a guest post from Sarah Davis. Sarah is a library science graduate student, reading group leader, and freelance writer ...

Reading Pathway: Shirley Jackson

I was in high school when I first read “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson.  I found it in an old ...

Like a New Voice: A Conversation with Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter’s bona fides are well-established: he’s a beloved musician whose poetic brand of folk-tinged-rock has earned him a reputation ...

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Books and Authors You Had to Read in High School

This is a guest post by our current Rioter in Residence, Kevin Smokler. Kevin is the author of forthcoming essay collection ...

Movie-to-Book Recommendation Engine: The Harry Potter Series (Adult Edition)

So here’s you: You are a grown-up. You own dress pants, have your own beard, ten pounds more than you ...