Audio: Flannery O’Connor reads “A Good Man is Hard to Find” (rare recording)
Mary Flannery O’Connor (March 25, 1925 – August 3, 1964). Author of two novels and 32 short stories, as well as a number of reviews and commentaries, O’Connor lived most of her life in Georgia and wrote in a style that is sometimes called “Southern Gothic,” relying heavily on regional settings and grotesque characters. Her writing reflected her Roman Catholic faith and frequently examined questions of morality and ethics. O’Connor’s Complete Stories won the 1972 National Book Award for Fiction. She is widely regarded as one of America’s most important and influential writers.