“Fiction is about everything human and we are made out of dust, and if you scorn getting yourself dusty, then you shouldn’t try to write fiction. It’s not a grand enough job for you.”


Illustration: Flannery O’Connor street art, photo by Billy Craven

March is Women’s History Month. Here at Silver Birch Press, when we think of history, our mind first travels to literary history. So during the month of March, we will celebrate some of the women authors who have inspired us, starting with writer par excellence Flannery O’Connor (whose birthday also happens to fall in March). With her short story collections and novels, O’Connor proved one of the best writers — woman or man — of the 20th Century. In her short life — O’Connor died from complications of lupus at age 39 — she left a legacy that will live forever.

For great (and intense) reads, check out: 

A Good Man Is Hard to Find (short stories, 1955)

Wise Blood (novel, 1952)