When Things Get Dark


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When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson edited by Ellen Datlow

Trade Paperback – Titan Books – Sept 2022 – 407 pages

A collection of new and exclusive short stories inspired by, and in tribute to, Shirley Jackson.

Shirley Jackson is a seminal writer of horror and mystery fiction, whose legacy resonates globally today. Chilling, human, poignant and strange, her stories have inspired a generation of writers and readers.

This anthology, edited by legendary horror editor Ellen Datlow, will bring together today’s leading horror writers to offer their own personal tribute to the work of Shirley Jackson.


  • Joyce Carol Oates,
  • Josh Malerman,
  • Carmen Maria Machado,
  • Paul Tremblay,
  • Richard Kadrey,
  • Stephen Graham Jones,
  • Elizabeth Hand,
  • Kelly Link,
  • Cassandra Khaw,
  • Karen Heuler,
  • Benjamin Percy,
  • John Langan,
  • Laird Barron,
  • Jeffrey Ford,
  • M. Rickert,
  • Seanan McGuire,
  • Gemma Files,
  • and Genevieve Valentine.


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