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Laurence Jackson Hyman

Laurence Jackson Hyman is the eldest child of Shirley Jackson and literary critic Stanley Edgar Hyman. He has worked in publishing most of his life, first as a newspaper reporter and photographer, then writer, editor and art-director. He founded Woodford Publishing in San Francisco in 1970, and directed its output of large-format art books for 30 years. Hyman has written and edited dozens of books and monographs. His photographs are collected by the Bennington (VT) Museum, and have been widely published. He has co-edited two books of Shirley Jackson’s short stories: “Just an Ordinary Day” and “Let Me Tell You”, and recently served as Executive Producer on a film adaptation of Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle.