This Goodly Land

On This Day in Alabama Literary History

  • In 1960, Alabama author Lillian Hellman's play Toys in the Attic opens on Broadway.
  • In 1990, the television program Far Below, teleplay by Alabama author Robert McDowell, is broadcast as part of the Monsters series.

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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