The Author

John Sykes is the Mary and Harry Brown professor of English and religion at Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina. He serves on the Scholars Council of the Flannery O’Connor—Andalusia Foundation. His most recent book is Flannery O’Connor, Walker Percy, and the Aesthetic of Revelation.

The Terrible Speed of Mercy

For readers who want a short, engaging introduction to O’Connor’s life and work, this is the best book I know.