John Gardner: Writer and Teacher

Panorama

With the Greeks

Naomi Shihab Nye’s most recent books are Famous (Wings Press, 2015), illustrated by Lisa Desimini, and The Turtle of Oman (Greenwillow, 2014). Nye has held Lannan, Guggenheim, and Witter Bynner fellowships, and she has won a Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award, the Paterson Poetry Prize, four Pushcart Prizes, the Robert Creeley Prize, “The Betty Prize” from Poets House for service to poetry, and two Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards.

Selfhood, Language, and Reality: George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four”

Robert Louis Stevenson Banks, a.k.a. Chimley

Flowers

The Crab Pickers

A Garden

“Reader, Look for Yourself”: Recovered Book Reviews

Flannery O’Connor (1925–1964), yet another Savannah native, won three O. Henry awards for short fiction, received prestigious grants and fellowships from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the Kenyon Review, and the Ford Foundation, and was awarded honorary doctoral degrees by Smith and St. Mary’s colleges. In death her honors have continued with a National Book Award for her collected stories and a National Book Critics Circle award (for her collected letters). She is widely considered to be among the top echelon of American prose writers, and her work continues to win new readers and admirers. During her lifetime she published the novels Wise Blood (1952) and The Violent Bear It Away (1960), as well as A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories (1955). Her posthumous publications include Everything That Rises Must Converge (1965), Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose (1972), and The Habit of Being: Letters (1979). O’Connor lived for most of her life in Milledgeville, Georgia, where she died of lupus at the age of thirty-nine. (Inducted as a charter member in 2000)