This Goodly Land

On This Day in Alabama Literary History

  • In 1927, Alabama author Thomas Turner is born in Oxford, Ala.
  • In 1960, Alabama author Zora Neale Hurston dies in Fort Pierce, Fla.
  • In 1856, Alabama author and dramatist Joseph M. Field dies 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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