O'Connor, Flannery, 1925-1964

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1925-03-25
Death 1964-08-03
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Mary Flannery O'Connor (b. March 25, 1925, Savannah, Georgia-d. August 3, 1964, Milledgeville, Georgia), Southern American novelist and short story writer, the daughter of Edward Francis and Regina Cline O'Connor in Savannah, Georgia, on March 25, 1925. She attended parochial schools in Savannah before moving to Milledgeville after the death of her father in 1941. After finishing high school in Milledgeville, she attended the Georgia State College for Women, now Georgia College and State University, where she received a B.A. in social science in 1945. After graduating from college she earned a scholarship to the Iowa Writers Workshop. She graduated from Iowa in 1947, then spent parts of 1948 and 1949 at Yaddo, an artists' colony in Saratoga Springs, New York. After becoming ill with lupus in December 1950, she moved in with her mother at Andalusia, a farm near Milledgeville, where she lived until her death on August 3, 1964.

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Subjects:

  • American literature--20th century
  • American literature--Women authors--20th century
  • Short stories--Authorship
  • Women and religion
  • Women authors, American
  • Censorship
  • Women authors
  • Literature--Correspondence
  • Women authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • Authors, American
  • Women--Religious life

Occupations:

  • Authors
  • Authors--Correspondence

Places:

  • Milledgeville, GA, US
  • Savannah, GA, US