The Making of a Reputation: Flannery O'Connor

Aug 2, 2018

Today we’re going to continue our look back at some of our favorite shows from the first four years of Two Way Street.

Southern culture has always been an important theme for us. One example of that is our program celebrating the life and career of the great South Georgia writer Flannery O’Connor – one of the most important American literary voices of the 20th Century.


Although her stories were often set in the South, she believed them to have universal themes – like the struggle to accept the existence of God.

Her works “Wise Blood” and “A Good Man is Hard to Find” earned her a reputation as one most important writers of the 20th Century. The making of that reputation is the focus of tomorrow’s conversation. It’s also the subject of Daniel Moran’s book, “Creating Flannery O’Connor: Her Critics, Her Publishers, Her Readers.” Moran joined us to discuss O’Connor’s life, work, and place within the cannon of American literature.