Lost in Auraria with Tim Westover. Deep South events on John Kennedy Toole and Flannery O'Connor. Anne Rice's New Orleans apartment swap. Banned books & October reads. Famous literary characters in real life. Fairhope's Grand Festival of Books this weekend. And new fiction in Southern Voice. Happy Literary Friday!
As part of Literary Friday, we rounded up five gifts sure to be a hit with the book lover in your life.
I know many of you are wondering about the status of the recording of Flannery O'Connor found at UL Lafayette in late January. Last night was my final class with Dr. Mary Ann Wilson, and she played a few minutes of the recording for us to hear.
Professor of English with a focus on Southern lit and women's studies at UL Lafayette, Dr. Mary Ann Wilson was cleaning out her office earlier this month and came across an old audio reel labeled "Flannery O'Connor." It turned out to be a recording of the author's 1962 lecture at the university and is one of the few of her voice that exists.