Sycamore Author Wins Flannery O’Connor Award

BY PATRICK NEVINS, Managing Editor

SpitBathsThis month, University of Georgia Press is publishing the newest winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, Spit Baths by Greg Downs.

The title story — in which “an old woman about to lose her young grandson in a family feud tries to convey the entirety of her view of religion and nobility through the language of baseball” — originally appeared in the Summer/Fall 2002 issue of Sycamore Review.