This Goodly Land

On This Day in Alabama Literary History

  • In 1815, Alabama author Joseph Glover Baldwin is born in Friendly Grove Factory, Va.
  • In 1918, The Eyes of Mystery, a movie version of Alabama author Octavus Roy Cohen's book The House in the Mist, is released.
  • In 1938, Alabama author Julia Fields is born in Perry County, 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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