This Goodly Land

On This Day in Alabama Literary History

  • In 1831, Alabama author Anne Newport Royall publishes the first issue of her newspaper Paul Pry.
  • In 1929, Alabama author Zitella Cocke dies in Gadsden, Ala.
  • In 1979, Friendships, Secrets and Lies, a television version of Alabama author Babs H. Deal's book The Walls Came Tumbling Down, 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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