This Goodly Land

On This Day in Alabama Literary History

  • In 1918, Alabama author Edward Kimbrough is born in Meridian, Miss.
  • In 1935, a movie version of Alabama author Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews' The Perfect Tribute is released.
  • In 1999, Alabama author Celestine Sibley dies in Dog Island, Fla.
  • In 1993, Alabama author Sara Elizabeth Mason dies in Homewood, 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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