This week we’re heading back to the most haunted house of all. Hill House. Shirley Jackson’s classic bad place. And we’re going in the company of three-time Shirley Jackson Award Winner, Elizabeth Hand, whose new novel is the first-ever sanctioned sequel to Jackson’s classic.
A Haunting on the Hill submits four new unwitting victims to the horrors of Hill House. But that’s where the stories diverge. Liz’s take on this soured ground is a whole different thing, full of witchcraft, theatre-drama and weirdness even Jackson didn’t dream up.
We talk about Jackson’s huge legacy, the pressures and pleasures of playing in her sandbox, treating Hill House as a character and murder ballads.
Enjoy! Welcome home.
A Haunting on the Hill was published on October 3rd by Mulholland Books and Sphere
- When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson (2021), ed. by Ellen Datlow
- The Shining (1977), by Stephen King
- Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain’s Visionary Music (2011), by Rob Young
- The Magic Box: Viewing Britain through the Rectangular Window (2021), by Rob Young
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