“Did you get the article I sent you?” asked my father.
“It’s about the new book of Flannery O’Connor’s letters.”
“No, I’m talking about the book of letters.” [Good Things Out of Nazareth: Letters of Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, and Caroline Gordon, edited by Benjamin Boatwright Alexander]
“Oh. No, I hadn’t heard about that.”
But my mother had. She saw an interview with Alexander on EWTN.
Hat tip to Greg Camacho, who sent a link to this fine radio interview about the prayer journal, featuring editor Bill Sessions, noted Catholic lit guy Paul Elie, and Carlene Bauer, who got the jump on Korrektiv Press’s Lives of Famous Catholics by doing a fictionalized version of the quasi-romance between O’Connor and the poet Robert Lowell. (Yaddo, Yaddo!) Bonus Percy mention: Sessions says he has letters from our man as well.
Anyway, let’s write some stuff and publish it. You know, like all these fine people did.