International Women’s Day 2018

Since it’s International Women’s Day, it would be rude not to give a shoutout to my favourite female writer of dark fiction: Shirley Jackson, the queen of psychological horror. It’s the subtle nature and subjectiveness of her work that I love most, the way she internalises the horror of each of her characters. It’s never about blood and gore with Jackson, the stuff that keeps her characters awake at night is much more likely to be the stuff in their own heads. The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle are two of my most favourite books ever! And I’d be lying if I said that her work hasn’t been a huge influence on my own  #IWD

I delight in what I fear. - Shirley Jackson

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