The International Lawrence Durrell Society (ILDS) was founded in 1980 at the Modern Language Association convention. The Society hosts bi-annual conferences, organizes panels at other conferences, and publishes a newsletter and journal. Among the resources here, you will find an Internet Discussion Group, general and critical bibliographies, information on conferences, and information on archival resources.
The ILDS is a non-profit educational organization whose purposes are 1) to promote the study, understanding, and appreciation of the works of Lawrence Durrell; 2) to explore critically Durrell’s position in twentieth century literature, modernist and post-modernist, and to help establish his place in the canon of world literature; 3) to sponsor meetings, seminars, and conferences worldwide dealing with Lawrence Durrell; 4) to publish a newsletter, The Herald, and a journal, Deus Loci: The International Lawrence Durrell Journal, at regular intervals; 5) to support scholarly publications; 6) to undertake such projects as may be decided upon by the Society.
The ILDS manages these pages and invites letters, e-mail messages, and articles related to Durrell’s work or this web site.