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Don’t Read Your Heroes

Q: When is reading about people you love not all that great? A: When those people have done some pretty despicable things.

Southern Lovin’

Flannery O’Connor once said, “Whenever I’m asked why Southern writers particularly have a penchant for writing about freaks, I say ...

When I Think “Fearless,” I Think of Flannery O’Connor

I’ve been writing about favorite female authors of mine lately, and figured I might as well include Flannery. Mary Flannery ...

Are There Books Too Private to Publish?

I heard a review this week on NPR of Flannery O’ Connor’s A Prayer Journal. The book highlights long form prayers ...

6 Books HBO Should Turn Into Series

The so-called “Golden Age of Television,” which began more or less with The Sopranos debut in 1999 and may be yet ...

If Books Were Bands

Sometimes, late at night, as I’m trying to get to sleep, I’ll torpedo the whole attempt by asking myself life’s ...