FLANNERY O’CONNOR: A WRITER OF UNCOMMON GRACE

FLANNERY O'CONNOR

The Easter Season seems a fitting time to pay tribute to the American short story writer and novelist Flannery O’Connor. O’Connor (1925-1964) was an only child who grew up in Savannah, Georgia, and whose father died of lupus. As a young woman she studied at the prestigious Iowa Workshop. On the verge of a promising […]

SICKNESS IS A PLACE

Calvin Lashway of Las Cruces, NM, weighed in recently with this interview with Jonathan Rogers, author of a new book: The Terrible Speed of Mercy: A Spiritual Biography of Flannery O’Connor.” Here’s how the interview begins: “Interviewer Trevin Wax: What initially attracted you to Flannery O’Connor’s work? Jonathan Rogers: I grew up in Middle Georgia, […]

THE ABBESS OF ANDALUSIA

The Abbess of Andalusia, by Lorraine V. Murray, about the letters and life of Flannery O’Connor, moves, mystifies, and inspires. The intro by Joseph Pearce is first-rate: “It is the suffering of God Himself,” for example, “that makes sense of all suffering, and it is through Christ’s suffering that Christians find meaning and purpose in their […]