You mean Flannery O'Connor wasn't a guy?
It has been brought to my attention by an anonymous commenter that Flannery O'Connor was a woman. After taking another look a the blog that introduced me to this deceased writer, I do see that there is a prominent photograph of a woman in a dress sitting in a chair. The photo can't be missed as it's at the top of the site's sidebar. Was this clue placed there for such as me? Colleagues at work now smirk at me, revealed as an obvious illiterate..... sigh.