Flannery O’Connor is regarded by many as Georgia’s greatest fiction writer. Her books are written with dark humor, eccentric characters, and it’s all set in a devout Catholic faith. All of which made her a leading voice in southern gothic literature.
She was born in Savannah, Georgia but lived sporadically at her family farm in Milledgeville. The home is called “Andalusia”. She lived there until her death at the age of thirty-nine.
The home is now being renovated into a museum and will be reopening on June 19th .
Virginia sat down with Matt Davis, the Georgia College’s director of Historic Museums. She also spoke with Mary Lawrence Kennickell, an artist in Savannah who was also a close friend of the O’Connor family.