O - Flannery O'Connor

Posted by Claudia Moser on 7:00 AM in ,

Flannery O'Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1925, the only child of Catholic parents. In 1945 she enrolled at the Georgia State College for Women. After earning her degree she continued her studies on the University of Iowa's writing program, and her first published story, 'The Geranium', was written while she was still a student. Her writing is best-known for its explorations of religious themes and southern racial issues, and for combining the comic with the tragic. 

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One of my favourite writers.

Moody Writing

Oh she is one of my all time favorites!

Thanks for enlightening us about another interesting woman writer, Claudia. I would like to read some of her work.

Cattitude and Gratitude

Re read her frequently.

Hi Claudia,
I don't think we managed to get any of the same authors, yet. It's nice to read about the authors and how they found themselves writers, where I chose to highlight one of their books on each post.
Keep up the great work in the challenge. Hope you're getting some Spring weather!!!
Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

Interesting. I'd never heard of her, but I think I'll look into her. Thank you


Wow Claudia you are doing a great job finding these authors.

@Mood - that is nice
@Talya - finally I found one for you right? :)
@Cat - do try
@Christopher - you do? Which books?
@Kathy - we didn't indeed, but you made me join your book group, so maybe next time? :)
@Mary - welcome
@Suzy - I do my best, thank you for your kind words!

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