Shirley Jackson (1919-1965), a master of modern horror and psychological suspense, was the acclaimed author of six novels, scores of stories, and two works of nonfiction. Joyce Carol Oates is the author of a number of works of gothic fiction including Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque, a 1995 World Fantasy Award nominee; and Zombie, winner of the 1996 Bram Stoker Award for Best Horror Novel, awarded by the Horror Writers' Association. In 1994, Oates received the Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award in Horror Fiction. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
"Shirley Jackson is unparalleled as a leader in the field of beautifully written, quiet, cumulative shudders." -- Dorothy Parker