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  • 1. Shirley Jackson
  • 2. Who is Shirley Jackson? Shirley Jackson is was an important author because she wrote about horrific subjects as if they were normal, everyday life. Bonnie did a report on Shirley and this is it She has influenced such writers as Stephen King, Nigel Kneale and Richard Matheson.
  • 3. What she Wrote She wrote many of books and short stories. Click here to see books that she wrote                                                                                                                               
  • 4. The Lottery One of her most famous stories She won a lot of awards for The Lottery Who would have thought that she would have written such as bizarre story? Click here to read The Lottery
  • 5. Famous Quotes “ February, when the days of winter seem endless and no amount of wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer.” One of her quotes was Click to see more quotes
  • 6. Awards In recognition of the legacy of Shirley Jackson’s writing, and with permission of the author’s estate, the Shirley Jackson Awards have been established for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic. Click to see Awards that she won
  • 7. Shirley Jackson Early Life
    • She was born in the early twenty century
    The map shows where she was born in DC Click to find out more Her mom was a housewife Her dad was an employee of a lithographing company
  • 8. More about Shirley She married Stanley Edgar Hyman. They had four kids. She spent most of her early life in Burlingame, California Click to find out more Shirley And her husband Stanley
  • 9. Her life She took in her father principle “Aim For the stars” She graduated as valedictorian from the segregated Roosevelt High School picture of the school on the left She was one of only two African -American women in her undergraduate class, and the first to earn a doctorate from that institution. Click to find out more
  • 10. Summary Her full name was Shirley Ann Jackson She was born in 1946 died in 1965 Here is a little summary Physicist Occupations Female Gender African American Ethnicity American Nationality Washington, D.C, United States Place of Birth August 5, 1946 Birth Date Shirley Ann Jackson Name
  • 11. T H E E N D