We are a non-profit educational organization promoting the works and study of Lawrence Durrell, a writer most active in the second half of the 20th century. To support an understanding of Durrell’s place in modernist and postmodernist traditions as well as in a canon of world literature, we sponsor meetings worldwide, publish a newsletter and journal, and provide a number of other resources. Learn more about who we are, what we do, and how to get involved on the Society page.

Faber and Faber is Republishing the Alexandria Quartet

Faber and Faber is Republishing the Alexandria Quartet

Faber and Faber, Lawrence Durrell’s London publishers from the 1930’s until his death, are in the process of re-publishing his Faber back-catalogue. Now available are Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive and Clea, all with new Introductions by Andre Aciman, Alaa Al Aswany, William Boyd, and Elif Shafak.  Click here for the press release for Justine.  Click here for the press release for the Alexandria Quartet.
April 2021 Issue of The Herald

April 2021 Issue of The Herald

The April 2021 issue of The Herald, Volume 46, is now available!  This issue features perspectives and meditations on the Greek island of Corfu so memorably evoked by Lawrence Durrell in Prospero’s Cell and other works.  Also included are gorgeous photographs of natural and man-made landmarks of the island.  Click here to enjoy.

Successful Durrellian Gathering

Successful Durrellian Gathering

On Friday, February 5, Durrellians from seven different countries and a variety of time zones gathered virtually to share readings of Lawrence Durrell, discussion, and camaraderie.  Thanks to everyone who participated.  We enjoyed readings of poetry, the novels (especially The Alexandria Quartet), and the “island” books (like Bitter Lemons and Reflections on a Marine Venus).  It was fulfilling interchange that we hope to repeat periodically during this time of pandemic.  Stay tuned for another online gathering of Durrell fans later this year.

In Memoriam: Brewster Chamberlin

In Memoriam: Brewster Chamberlin

We have just lost another devoted Durrellian scholar and accomplished Renaissance man, Brewster Chamberlin.  He served as long-time Director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial in Washington, D.C. and on the faculty and board of the Durrell School in Corfu.  “To be guided around Avignon by Brewster was to experience the medieval renegade Papacy, and to feel the very stones of the great broken bridge!” (Ian MacNiven).  An obituary will be forthcoming when available.

In Memoriam: David Williams Russell

In Memoriam: David Williams Russell

David Williams Russell, a long-time and much-beloved member of the International Lawrence Durrell Society, passed away in Carmel, California at the age of 75 on Election Day, November 3, 2020.  To read about his remarkable life and accomplishments, click here.  We send our sincere condolences to his family and many friends.

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