Carl E. Olson

Carl E. Olson

Carl E. Olson is editor of Catholic World Report and Ignatius Insight. He is the author of Will Catholics Be "Left Behind" (Ignatius), co-author of The Da Vinci Hoax (Ignatius), and author of the "Catholicism" and "Priest Prophet King" Study Guides for Word on Fire. He is also a contributor to "Our Sunday Visitor" newspaper, "The Catholic Answer" magazine, and other publications. In his spare time, he collects books and music, plays tennis, and helps edit

Novel Thoughts blog

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  1. Carl E. Olson

    Traveling with Walker Percy

    June 25, 2015 2:12 pm 2 Comments

    In the summer of 1995, my wife and I––both Evangelical Protestants at the time–-took a trip with the Catholic novelist Walker Percy. He had died in 1990, but his presence was very much evident in Signposts In A Strange Land (Noonday Press, 1991, 1992), a posthumous collection of essays and… Read more »

    Tags: literary criticism Walker Percy

  2. Carl E. Olson

    The U.S. Post Office has just released a new stamp featuring Flannery O’Connor: The description reads: The 30th stamp in the Literary Arts series honors Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964), who crafted unsettling and darkly comic stories and novels about the potential for enlightenment and grace in what seem like the worst possible moments…. Read more »

    Tags: Flannery O'Connor literary criticism