Meet the Authors: Virginia Woolf and Flannery O'Connor

In our next podcast, releasing on Wednesday, June 13th, we’ll discuss A Room of One’s Ownand Mystery and Manners in more depth. But first we wanted to give you a little more background on our favorite literary heroes.

Virginia Woolf

“Virginia Woolf, original name in full Adeline Virginia Stephen (born January 25, 1882, London, England—died March 28, 1941, near Rodmell, Sussex) English writer whose novels, through their nonlinear approaches to narrative, exerted a major influence on the genre.While she is best known for her novels, especially Mrs. Dalloway (1925) and To the Lighthouse (1927), Woolf also wrote pioneering essays on artistic theory, literary history, women’s writing, and the politics of power. A fine stylist, she experimented with several forms of biographical writing, composed painterly short fictions, and sent to her friends and family a lifetime of brilliant letters.”

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Flannery O’Connor

“Flannery O’Connor, in full Mary Flannery O’Connor (born March 25, 1925, Savannah, Georgia, U.S.—died August 3, 1964, Milledgeville, Georgia) American novelist and short-story writer whose works, usually set in the rural American South and often treating of alienation, are concerned with the relationship between the individual and God… . After graduating from Georgia State College for Women (now Georgia College & State University) in 1945, she studied creative writing at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.”

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