Keene author Ann Robinson will present A Fine, High Gleefulness: the Art of Shirley Jackson on Wednesday, August 25, at 6:30 pm. Robinson is a scholar with a long-time interest in what she feels is one of the 20th century's least-celebrated authors. Jackson lived with her family for a number of years in Bennington, VT, where she had few friends. Her interest in the occult and psychological drama led her to pen her most famous novels, The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, as well as the short story "The Lottery." Robinson will talk about Jackson's personal life and how it influenced her fiction.
We have a selection of Jackson's books for anyone who would like to get to know the author a bit before this program. Ask at the Circulation Desk. You can register for this program (advised, but not required) by clicking here.