When Shirley Jackson’s short story ‘The Lottery’ was first published in The New Yorker in 1948, readers were so horrified they sent her hate mail; 2016 is her centenary year, and today she is recognised as one of the great writers of the twentieth century, by turns haunting, funny and disturbing. By contrast, in her 120th anniversary, Josephine Tey remains surrounded by mystery, despite having influenced writers from Stephen King to Sarah Waters, ‘the mystery writer non-mystery readers most loved’ (Robert McCrum). University of Aberdeen’s
Timothy C. Baker will whisk us through their shared concerns as writers, and the legacies they leave behind.
When: Saturday 22nd October, 11am (1 hour)
Where: Bonar Hall
£3 / £2
Part of Dundee Literary Festival 2016: www.literarydundee.co.uk