Sunday, July 25, 2021

Shirley Jackson and Stanley Hyman's typewriters

Shirley Jackson is best known for her story "The Lottery." She also wrote many other stories and several novels before her untimely death. Recently her work has been more widely appreciated. Her husband, Stanley Hyman, was a literary critic, New Yorker staff writer, and professor at Bennington College.

This photo is blurry, but Jackson's typewriter may be a Royal portable.

Drawing by Jackson (the letter to the editor of The New Yorker is meant to be from Stanley Hyman, but it's possible that Jackson drew herself typing the letter, trying to get a raise for her husband).

The interview:


My interview with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett:

Congratulations to Barbara on this new anthology!

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to need to set aside time and listen to podcasts.