Flannery O'Connor's Stories

Legacy, awards, and tributes

O'Connor's Complete Stories won the 1972 U.S. National Book Award for Fiction[39] and, in a 2009 online poll, was named the best book ever to have won the National Book Awards.[40]

In June 2015, the United States Postal Service honored O'Connor with a new postage stamp, the 30th issuance in the Literary Arts series.[41] Some criticized the stamp as failing to reflect O'Connor's character and legacy.[42][43]

The Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, named in honor of O'Connor by the University of Georgia Press, is a prize given annually since 1983 to an outstanding collection of short stories.[44]

The Flannery O'Connor Book Trail is a series of Little Free Libraries stretching between O'Connor's homes in Savannah and Milledgeville.[45]

The Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home is a historic house museum in Savannah, Georgia, where O'Connor lived during her childhood.[46] In addition to serving as a museum, the house hosts regular events and programs.[46]


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