Flannery O’Connor is an American fiction writer famous for writing in a Southern Gothic style and emphasizing the grotesque. O’Connor was one of the strongest apologists for Roman Catholicism and often wrote about morality, ethics and contemporary issues. O’Connor had an important role in American literature and, despite increasing secularism at the time, she maintained her theme of divinity. O’Connor was a master of irony and comedy, which came through in each piece of work. Her books are some of the finest examples of comedies in American literature.