Mary Helen Stefaniak

After Nashville & North Carolina, Andalusia here I come!

October 16, 2010

Tags: Southern Festival of Books, McIntyre's, Flyleaf, Quail Ridge, UNC, Andalusia, Milledgeville

After reading with Amy Greene at the Southern Book Festival in Nashville on Oct 9 and making a whirlwind tour of North Carolina that included three beautiful bookstores--McIntyre's in Fearrington Village, Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, and Quail Ridge in Raleigh--I joined forces with Randall Kenan and our mutual editor Alane Mason at the Center (more…)

Readings coming up in September and October

June 2, 2010

Tags: Flannery O'Connor, Andalusia, Next Chapter Books, Boswell Bookshop, Prairie Lights, Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, Milledgeville, Milwaukee, Iowa City

I have to tell you that I'm extremely excited at the prospect of reading from The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia in Flannery O'Connor's historic home at Andalusia, in Milledgeville, GA, on October 18th. You may or may not know that my mother attended Peabody High School in Milledgeville with (Mary) Flannery O'Connor. (more…)

Selected Works

Novel
A hidden history of the South emerges when a worldly teacher leads Threestep, GA, to reinvent itself as “Baghdad.”
Hilarious and moving, a masterful debut novel about a Milwaukee immigrant family's secret history.
Short Fiction
"Every story I have ever written is in some sense an argument with Flannery O'Connor, as well as a tribute to her. This story happens to be the only one that mentions her by name."--MHS
Short stories by Nebraska writers edited by Ladette Randolph, with an introduction by Mary Pipher
Fiction (short stories)
In these nine stories, “the familiar world is both funnier and sadder than it seems.”
--Kalamazoo Gazette
Creative Non-Fiction
A rich and comprehensive collection of literary writings about the Midwest.