This Goodly Land

On This Day in Alabama Literary History

  • In 1921, Alabama author Aileen Kilgore Henderson is born in Cedar Cove, Ala.
  • In 1924, Alabama author Selma Boyd is born in Chicago, Ill.
  • In 1975, a radio version of Alabama author Ambrose Bierce's story "The Damned Thing" is broadcast as part of the series The CBS Radio Mystery Theatre.

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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