This Goodly Land

On This Day in Alabama Literary History

  • In 1851, Alabama author Kate Upson Clark is born in Camden, Ala.
  • In 1928, Rope, a dramatic version of Alabama author T. S. Stribling's book Teeftallow, opens on Broadway.
  • In 1947, Alabama author Richard North Patterson is born in Berkeley, Calif.
  • In 1962, A Gift of Time, a dramatic version of Alabama author Lael Tucker Wertenbaker's book Death of a Man, opens on Broadway.

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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