"I write not because I am courageous but because I am afraid. I discover my courage in the writing, and am no longer silenced by fear." -Kerry Beth Neville
The Shirley Jackson revival
I was a lucky young reader to stumble headlong into the works of Shirley Jackson (“The Lottery”). Now there’s something of an awakened interest in her, with Ruth Franklin’s new biography Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, and I’m glad.