Women Writers of Georgia

Robie with Flannery 1947
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Flannery O'Connor was born in Savannah but lived most of her life in Milledgeville. Andalasia, the dairy farm where she lived, has been preserved as a museum to Flannery O'Connor and her work.

O'Connor was diagnosed with lupus in her early twenties. She died as from complications of lupus when she was 39. Her work is influenced by the farm in which she lived and her strong Roman Catholic faith.

Strong satire, intense characters were hallmarks of her genius.


Bailey White

Mary Hood


  1. I love Flannery O'Conner! Brilliant. Funny.
    ~Visiting from AtoZ

  2. Never heard of her! Another person I want to look up now... :)

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  3. Sure sounds like quite the woman indeed. Ugg to lupus, another crummy disease.

  4. O'Connor is one of my favorite writers, something I've mentioned a number of times on my blog as well as discussing some of her works. Someday I hope I can visit her home place in Milledgeville. I've been to that town a few times but didn't know then that this was where here home had been and about the museum dedicated to her. Hopefully one day...

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

  5. Don't forget about Margaret Mitchell! :)


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