Mary Flannery O'Connor, Savannah, GA

Despite the fact that her unique style of writing has caused many judgments and rumors about her, O'Connor has received many awards and honors throughout her entire life.
On March 25, 1925, Mary Flannery O'Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia as a first and to a strict Roman Catholic couple.

She was known as Mary in grade school but eventually dropped it and went by Flannery O'Connor.
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A Southern writer, she wrote in the Southern Gothic style, cataloging thirty-two short stories; the most well known being “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” Mary Flannery O'Connor was born on March 25, 1925, in Savannah, Georgia.


In Mary Flannery O'Connor's short story Good Country People, Joy Freeman was not at all joyful.
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Mary Flannery O’Connor was an only child from a Catholic family, born in Savannah. The childhood home, now renovated and open for tours, is located across the street from St. John the Baptist Cathedral on one of those iconic Savannah squares. Uncommon Grace does a lovely job with O’Connor’s childhood, letting us peak into the world of a singular child who wrote as a teenager, “I am only 14 years old, but I feel I need to bring literature into being.” Singular, indeed.