Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) received wide critical acclaim for her short story "The Lottery," which was first published in the New Yorker in 1948. Her works available from Penguin Classics include We Have Always Lived in the Castle, The Haunting of Hill House, and Come Along with Me and Life Among the Savages available from Penguin.
Kevin Wilson is the bestselling author of The Family Fang and the recipient of a Shirley Jackson Award for his story collection Tunneling to the Center of the Earth. His writing has appeared in Tin House, One Story, and other publications. He lives in Sewanee, Florida.
"Undeniably brilliant . . . superlative entertainment; much the
best book Shirley Jackson has written."
--New York Herald Tribune
"Shirley Jackson's best novel.... The Bird's Nest is
brilliant, swift, at times immensely funny, and alternately
frightening. Shirley Jackson's portrayal of a personality in
disintegration is masterful."