The World of Flannery O'Connor

Georgia Author and Literary Lion

The Early Years

One of the greatest writers in Southern history, Flannery O'Connor was born in Savannah, GA. She moved with her family to Milledgeville, GA, where she attended Georgia State College for Women in the 1940s.

Her Writing and Her Legacy

Flannery's Later Years and What She Left Behind (1925-1964)

During her years in Milledgeville, O'Connor stayed active in the community, wrote her short stories and novels while living at Andalusia, and battled lupus bravely while enjoying the farm and her birds. There are many examples of primary sources, relics, and archives from O'Connor's life. This vast amount of resources leads many scholars, teachers, students, and literary fans to study and analyze O'Connor's works still today.