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Flannery O'Conner

A New Look at Author Flannery O'Connor

Flannery O'Connor is considered by many to be one of America's greatest writers. A native of Savannah who lived nearly all her adult life in Milledgeville, O'Connor developed lupus when she was 25 and died from the disease at age 39. In her brief life she wrote two novels and some of the finest short stories ever penned by an American writer.

A devout Catholic, O'Connor’s fiction is filled with violence and grotesque characters, creating a mystique around O'Connor which remains to this day. So when 274 letters written by O'Connor to a fan were unsealed after 20 years in May 2007, both critics and the public eagerly sought to learn more about the enigmatic writer from Georgia. In this segment State of the Arts takes a new look at Flannery O'Connor. To learn more about O’Connor and her work, visit Andalusia Farm's website.