About the Author

Born in New York City, Ann Robinson received her B.A in English from Connecticut College and her M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College. Since 1967, she has lived in Southwestern New Hampshire, where she wrote and produced award-winning radio commercials and published feature articles in newspapers and magazines, including The …

Lecture by Ann Robinson

Who is Shirley Jackson and Why Should We Care About Her? Shirley Jackson, who published from the late 1940s through the early 1960s, earned her living as a commercial writer of domestic comedy, sophisticated ghost tales, gothic horror and psychological drama. Sadly, she is one of the most neglected figures …

Other works by the author

Although she’s never been taken into custody before and can’t know for sure what will happen next, Andrea Baxter-Smith assumes she won’t be returning to her house by nightfall. If so, she wants to be prepared. She’s packed a small suitcase with some essentials—a nightgown, a bathrobe, toiletries, slippers, and …

Witch: Read more…

Witch is alternately narrated by Irene Richards, 64, and her daughter, Shirleen McClure, 35, as they cope with events and each other during one year beginning and ending on Halloween. In a comedy of errors, Irene completes a mail-order course in witchcraft, enlisting the aid of a 12th-century sorceress, Moldred …