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Cressida Leyshon and Ruth Franklin on Shirley Jackson.

July 29th, 2013

Episode 329 of 447 episodes

This week in the magazine there's a new, previously unpublished story by Shirley Jackson, who died in 1965. It's called "Paranoia," and its about a man in New York City who is followed through the city by a suspicious character. In this week's podcast, Cressida Leyshon, the deputy fiction editor, and Ruth Franklin, who is writing a biography of Shirley Jackson, talk about the story and about Jackson's life with the literary editor of newyorker.com, Sasha Weiss. Also, Hilton Als weighs in on "The Designated Mourner."

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