This Goodly Land

On This Day in Alabama Literary History

  • In 1999, Alabama author Marian Cockrell dies in Roanoke, Va.
  • In 1956, a radio version of Alabama author Ambrose Bierce's story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is broadcast as part of the Suspense series.
  • In 1937, Alabama author and dramatist Francis Nimmo Greene dies in Birmingham, Ala.

From Sand Mountain to Bayou La Batre, Alabama’s literary heritage is as rich as its geography. This Goodly Land is a dynamic portal through which the world can explore Alabama’s diverse literary landscape. Join us on this tour of Alabama’s literary abundance, past and present.

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