author of Awaiting Orders
Farrell O’Gorman, a native of South Carolina, graduated from Notre Dame’s Great Books program in 1990. He then served four years aboard U.S. Navy ships in California and overseas before completing doctoral study in English at the University of North Carolina.
Farrell has published articles and delivered public lectures on American literature in the U.S., Canada, and France,and his book on Flannery O’Connor and Walker Percy, Peculiar Crossroads, was published by Louisiana State University Press in 2004. A professor of Catholic Studies at DePaul University, he served as a faculty leader at the 2007 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute “Reconsidering Flannery O’Connor” in Milledgeville, Georgia.
Farrell’s creative work has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as Image, Shenandoah, and The Gettysburg Review. One of his personal essays, originally published in Notre Dame Magazine, appeared in Best Catholic Writing 2007. A professor in the Catholic Studies Program of DePaul University, Farrell lives in Chicago with his wife and children.