Flannery O'Connor

At the age of thirty-nine, Flannery O'Connor died on August 3, 1964, of lupus, the disease that had also afflicted her father. She is buried in Memory Hill Cemetery in Milledgeville. The posthumous collection The Complete Stories received the National Book Award in 1972.

Courtesy of Ina Dillard Russell Library, Georgia College and State University

Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries