This Goodly Land

On This Day in Alabama Literary History

  • In 1941, Alabama author John Finlay is born in Ozark, Ala.
  • In 1968, a television version of Laura, teleplay by Alabama author Truman Capote, 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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