Alex Haley House Visit the museum and boyhood home of Alex Haley, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Roots, in Henning. Visit the Alex Haley Museum »
If you think music is Tennessee's only claim to artistic fame, think again.
Learn about Tennessee writers who changed the literary landscape, from critically acclaimed novelists to political lions. Learn about Pulitzer Prize winning writers like Tennessee Williams, James Agee and Cormac McCarthy. Follow the career of poet and children's writer Nikki Giovanni. Check out our Tennessee literary trivia for some quirky information on renowned explorers and comic book icons. Visit literary attractions such as historic libraries, burial places or famous writers' homes.
Follow the trail of our literary history from homes to historic libraries. Visit Alex Haley's boyhood home and burial place in Henning. Dig into genealogy at the East Tennessee Historical Society's vast research library. View all....