Foster Dickson has been writing nonfiction for more than twenty years. Alongside full-length books, his publication credits also include entries in encyclopedias, articles in magazines and newspapers, and reviews of books. Below is a sampling of his nonfiction work. Click on the red links to read.


Biographical Essays

Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement

“Mary Elvira Wood”

“Mary A John Watson”  

“Pearl Still (Nowlin)”

Encyclopedia of Alabama

“Andrew Lytle” 

 “John Beecher” 

“Mary Ward Brown” 



Montgomery Advertiser

“Normandale: Where Everybody Knew Your Name”
published February 7, 2020

It’s a Southern Thing (Red Clay Media)

“Artists and Writers Will Love This Quiet Mountaintop Retreat”
published February 1, 2020 

Multicultural Review

“Bringing Poetry Back Home”
published in Winter 2009

Montgomery Living (now River Region Living)

2007 – 2008: contributing writer 

NPR’s “This I Believe” project

“Writing is Activism”
published in January 2007

Evergreen Review 

“An Interview with Ron Whitehead”
published in June 2005, issue #110



Callaloo: A Journal of the African Diaspora

book review of The South That Wasn’t There by Michael Kreyling
published in Summer 2012

Alabama Writers Forum

book review of American Happiness by Jacqueline Trimble
published January 2018