This Goodly Land

On This Day in Alabama Literary History

  • In 1947, Alabama author Gustav Hasford is born in Russellville, Ala.
  • In 1949, Alabama author John Bensko is born in Birmingham, Ala.
  • In 1954, Alabama author Lex Williford is born in El Paso, Texas.

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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