On Wednesday, October 13 at the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home in Savannah, Georgia acclaimed author and Georgia native Pat Conroy announced this year’s Finalists in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature.
Conroy is best known for his novels, including The Great Santini (1976), The Prince of Tides (1986), and most recently, South of Broad (2009). He is also the author of two nonfiction works: The Water Is Wide (1972) and My Losing Season (2002). His latest project, My Reading Life (due out in November, 2010), is a chronicle and celebration of the books that have shaped him. Conroy lives in Fripp Island, South Carolina, with his wife, the novelist Cassandra King. For more information, visit patconroy.com.
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