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Flannery O'Connor (1925 - 1964)
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* Born: 25 March 1925
* Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia
* Died: 3 August 1964 (complications from lupus)
* Best Known As: Southern author of "A Good Man is Hard to Find"
Name at birth: Mary Flannery O'Connor
Flannery O'Connor's stories are characterized by misfits and fanatics from the American South, usually struggling with questions of violence and spiritual faith. Though she wrote two novels, O'Connor is most remembered for her short stories, the most famous being "A Good Man is Hard To Find" (1953) and "Everything That Rises Must Converge" (1961). She died from lupus when she was 39 years old. A posthumous collection, The Complete Short Stories of Flannery O'Connor, won the National Book Award in 1972.
O'Connor's novels: Wise Blood (1952) and The Violent Bear It Away (1960).
(Biography copied from: answers.com)