Carson McCullers (1917 – 1967; born Lula Carson Smith) is known for her incisive novels, especially her first,The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. Published in 1940 when she was only 23, McCullers instantly became the toast of the literary scene.
McCiullers wrote in other genres as well, including plays, short stories, children’s poetry, and other works. Most of her work is set in the American South and involves people struggling with loneliness and isolation. Many critics place her among the best southern writers, along with William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, and Tennessee Williams. Read More→