This Goodly Land

On This Day in Alabama Literary History

  • In 1863, Alabama author Amelie Rives is born in Richmond, Va.
  • In 1888, Alabama author Philip Henry Gosse dies in Marychurch, Devon, England.
  • In 1939, Alabama author Lewis Nordan is born in Forest, Miss.
  • In 2005, a movie version of Alabama author Ambrose Bierce's story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is released.

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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