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In 1960, Harper Lee, born in Monroeville, published perhaps the most celebrated novel set in Alabama, To Kill A Mockingbird.
The Alabama Library Association launched its "Alabama Author Awards" in 1957 for fiction, nonfiction and poetry; honorees have included Gail Godwin, Ann Waldron, Kathryn Tucker Windham.  The Alabama Writers' Forum began in 1992. 
- Category:Writers from Alabama
- List of newspapers in Alabama
- Category:Alabama in fiction
- Category:Libraries in Alabama
- Southern United States literature
- American literary regionalism
- Hitchcock 2001.
- Emory Elliott, ed. (1991). Columbia History of the American Novel. Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-07360-8.
- Authors Awards Committee, Alabama Author Awards, Alabama Library Association, retrieved March 11, 2017 (List of winners)
- "About". Montgomery, AL: Alabama Writers' Forum. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
- Lucian Lamar Knight, ed. (1913). "Fifty Reading Courses: Alabama". Library of Southern Literature. 16. Atlanta: Martin and Hoyt Company. p. 181+ – via HathiTrust.
- Erwin Craighead (1914), Literary History of Mobile, OCLC 5058844
- Elsie Dershem (1921). "Alabama". Outline of American State Literature. Lawrence, Kansas: World Company – via Internet Archive.
- Federal Writers' Project (1941), "Literature", Alabama; a Guide to the Deep South, American Guide Series, New York: Hastings House, pp. 130–136 – via HathiTrust
- G. Thomas Tanselle (1971). Guide to the Study of United States Imprints. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-36761-6. (Includes information about Alabama literature)
- William T. Going. Essays on Alabama Literature. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1975.
- Benjamin Buford Williams (1979). A Literary History of Alabama: the Nineteenth Century. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. ISBN 978-0-8386-2054-0.
- William Stanley Hoole (1983). Alabama's Golden Literary Era. (Covers 1819-1919)
- Philip Beidler, ed. The Art of Fiction in the Heart of Dixie: An Anthology of Alabama Writers. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1986.
- Philip Beidler, ed. Many Voices, Many Rooms: A New Anthology of Alabama Writers. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1998.
- Lynda Brown; et al. (1998). "Antebellum Period, 1830-1860: Literature, Language and Folklore".
Alabama History: an Annotated Bibliography. Greenwood Press. pp. 85–90.
- Chapter: Confederate Period, 1861-1865: Literature, p.129
- Chapter: Late 19th Century, 1875-1900: Literature, Language, and Folklore, pp.209-211
- Chapter: Early 20th Century, 1901-1945: Literature, Language, and Folklore, pp.262-265
- Chapter: Late 20th Century, 1946-1996: Literature, Language, and Folklore, pp.325-331
- Taylor, Joe, and Tina N. Jones, eds. Belles' Letters: Contemporary Fiction by Alabama Women. Livingston, Ala.: Livingston Press, 1999.
- Bert Hitchcock (2001). "Literature of Alabama". In Joseph M. Flora; Lucinda Hardwick MacKethan. Companion to Southern Literature: Themes, Genres, Places, People, Movements, and Motifs. Louisiana State University Press. pp. 24–30. ISBN 978-0-8071-2692-9.
- Lamar, Jay, and Jeanie Thompson, eds. The Remembered Gate: Memoirs by Alabama Writers. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2002.
- Don Noble, ed. Climbing Mt. Cheaha: Emerging Alabama Writers. Livingston, Ala.: Livingston Press, 2004.
- Walker, Sue Brannan, and J. William Chambers, eds. Whatever Remembers Us: An Anthology of Alabama Poetry. Mobile, Ala.: Negative Capability Press, 2007.
- Don Noble, ed. A State of Laughter: Comic Fiction from Alabama. Livingston, Ala.: Livingston Press, 2008.
- Bert Hitchcock. "Alabama Literature". Encyclopedia of Alabama. Alabama Humanities Foundation.
- "Alabama Authors". Research Guides. Huntsville: Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.
- "Alabama Authors". Alabama Library Association – via University of Alabama Libraries.
- Alabama Center for the Book. "This Goodly Land: Alabama's Literary Landscape".
- United for Libraries. "Literary Landmarks by State: Alabama". Chicago: American Library Association.
- "Alabama". Southern Literary Trail. William Gantt, chair; Sarah McCullough, director.
- Birmingham Public Library. "Literature and Journalism". Archives & Manuscripts - Guide to the Collections.
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