This Goodly Land

On This Day in Alabama Literary History

  • In 1831, Alabama author Rebecca Harding Davis is born in Washington, Pa.
  • In 1900, Alabama author Zelda Fitzgerald is born in Montgomery, Ala.
  • In 1842, Alabama author Ambrose Bierce is born in Meigs County, Ohio.

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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