James Agee Park is an enchanting block of nature in the middle of the Fort Sanders and the University of Tennessee area. Large magnolia trees tower over the park's garden and walking trail. Beautiful stone and iron work grace the entrances. The park was dedicated to honor James Agee, a Knoxville native and American novelist, screenwriter, journalist, poet, and film critic. In the 1940's he was one of the most influential film critics in the U.S. His autobiographical novel, A Death in the Family (1957), won the author a Pulitzer Prize. His words are etched in stone at the entryway — "To those who in all times have sought truth and who have told it in their art or in their living".