This Goodly Land

On This Day in Alabama Literary History

  • In 1912, Alabama journalist and author Nell Brasher is born in Perry County, Ala.
  • In 1971, All the Way Home, a television version of Alabama author James Agee's book A Death in the Family, is broadcast.

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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