In search of Shirley Jackson and finding the Brighton High School Alumni author display case

Firmly canonized in high school curriculums for many decades, Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” (1948) has been read by many millions.  Set in a small American town that every year randomly selects and stones to death the unlucky loser of a lottery, the “The Lottery” is rich with mythical and biblical symbolism while posing interesting questions … Continue reading In search of Shirley Jackson and finding the Brighton High School Alumni author display case