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Reading Women releases new episodes every Wednesday. Each month features two episodes on the same theme—one highlighting a range of titles and one discussing two titles more in depth—and two author interviews with women writers whose work we’ve loved.

Ep. 54.5 | Crossover with Deviant Women | Shirley Jackson

We’ve teamed up with Lauren and Alicia from the Deviant Women podcast to bring you a very special Halloween episode all about the queen of horror: Shirley Jackson. Lauren and Alicia tell us a little bit about Jackson’s background, we discuss Jackson’s short story “The Lottery,” and we chat about the new The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix.

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Books Mentioned

“The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

We Have Always Stayed in the Castle by Shirley Jackson


We are Alicia and Lauren, the hosts of Deviant Women. Every fortnight we discuss a different ‘deviant’ woman from history, fiction, mythology and the contemporary world: those who aren’t afraid to break the rules, to subvert the system, to explore, to seek and to challenge the status quo.

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