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The Stoker Award-winning chilling anthology of 18 short stories in tribute to the genius of Shirley Jackson, collecting today’s best horror writers.


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 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
  • Genevieve Valentine

When Things Get Dark edited by Ellen Datlow

£8.99 Regular Price
£7.99Sale Price
  • Format: Paperback

    ISBN: 9781789097177

    Imprint: Titan Books

  • "This compilation of stories that make the mundane seem terrifying is chilling and uncanny, offering tropes that will be familiar to readers of Jackson’s work (witchy women, eerie suburbia) but with unique touches that could come only from these individuals authors." - New York Public Library Best Books


    "A joy for Jackson fans, but no Jackson knowledge is needed to enjoy this anthology. A gem in its own right." – SFX


    "This anthology is the perfect example of how a vision in the right hands can produce amazing results. Every story captures the essence of what it feels like to read Shirley Jackson’s work." – LitReactor best of 2021

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