This Goodly Land

On This Day in Alabama Literary History

  • In 1912, Alabama author Douglas Fields Bailey is born in Dothan, Ala.
  • In 1924, Alabama author C. Eric Lincoln is born in Athens, Ala.
  • In 1929, Alabama author Babs H. Deal is born in Scottsboro, Ala.
  • In 1951, Alabama author Peter Huggins is born in Oxford, Miss.
  • In 1953, Alabama author Roy Hoffman is born in Mobile, 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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