Flagg was born in Birmingham, Alabama on September 21, 1944.
She began writing and producing television specials at age nineteen and
went on to distinguish herself as an actress and writer in television, films,
and the theater. Her first novel, Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man, spent
ten weeks on The New York Times paperback bestseller list, and her second novel,
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, spent thirty-six weeks on
the same list. It was produced by Universal Pictures as the feature film Fried
Green Tomatoes. Flagg's script was nominated for both the Academy and
Writers Guild of America awards, and won the highly regarded Scripters Award.
Flagg narrated both novels on audiotape and received a Grammy Award nomination
for best spoken word. Flagg lives in Montecito, California.
1992 – Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man
1997 – Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe1999 – Welcome to the World, Ba