Flannery O'Connor

Featured Historical Topic: Flannery O’Connor

Did you Know… Flannery O’Connor only lived thirty-nine years and published a relatively small body of fiction. Though she penned only two novels and thirty-two short stories, she is considered one of America’s most influential fiction writers fifty years after her death.

In recognition of her lasting legacy on her home state and in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of her death, the Georgia Historical Society chose Flannery O’Connor as the 2014 Featured Historical Figure. The Georgia Historical Society has developed biographical resources to highlight the life and legacy of one of America’s most influential authors.

Learn more about Georgia’s own Flannery O’Connor.