The Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home is proud to present the first installment of the Fall 2018 Lecture Series in the parlor of the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home on Lafayette Square.
The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home is proud to present the first installment of the Fall 2018 Lecture Series in the parlor of the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home on Lafayette Square.
Presented in partnership with The Book Lady Bookstore, this first lecture by Professor Emeritus Father Patrick Samway, S.J., will shed new light on an important area of Flannery O’Connor’s life — her relationship with her editors — that has not been well documented or narrated by critics and biographers.
Samway will discuss O’Connor’s personal and professional relationship with Robert Giroux, who guided her to become an internationally acclaimed writer of fiction and nonfiction, especially during the years when she suffered from lupus at her home in Milledgeville, Georgia.
This topic serves as the focus of Samway’s new book, “Flannery O’Connor and Robert Giroux: A Publishing Partnership.” Samway’s biography of Walker Percy was a New York Times Notable Book.