Renovating The Home Of Flannery O'Connor
Flannery O’Connor is regarded by many as Georgia’s greatest fiction writer. Her books are written with dark humor, eccentric characters, and it’s all set in a devout Catholic faith. All of which made her a leading voice in southern gothic literature.
On Second Thought's Virginia Prescott spoke with Matt Davis, the director behind the restoration of Flannery O'Connor's home. She also talked with a close family friend of the O'Connor's, Mary Lawrence Kennickell.
She was born in Savannah, Georgia but lived sporadically at her family farm in Milledgeville. The home is called “Andalusia”. She lived there until her death at the age of thirty-nine.
The home is now being renovated into a museum and will be reopening on June 19th .
Virginia sat down with Matt Davis, the Georgia College’s director of Historic Museums. She also spoke with Mary Lawrence Kennickell, an artist in Savannah who was also a close friend of the O’Connor family.