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.

November 2022 Herald

November 2022 Herald

The latest issue of The Herald, beautifully edited by Peter Baldwin and Steve Moore, is now available!  It includes a message from our new president, James Gifford, an abstract of the paper by Ali Reza Shahbazin that won this year’s Godshalk prize for new Durrell scholarship, an essay by Pamela Francis on the history of the Coptic church, and David Nigel Lloyd’s telling of how he discovered the Durrells.  All of this plus the usual Herald features.  To read the issue, click here.

Louisville Conference 2023

Louisville Conference 2023

Again this coming year, the International Lawrence Durrell Society has put together a panel of papers to be given at the 50th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture after 1900, which will be held from 23-25 February 2023.  Pease join us!  Not only are the papers invariably fascinating, but also you will get to hobnob with Durrellians and younger scholars in a festive river city.  Questions may be directed to Prof. James Decker at jdecker@icc.edu.

On Miracle Ground XXI

On Miracle Ground XXI

 

Thanks to all who participated in On Miracle Ground XXI, the bi-annual conference of the International Lawrence Durrell Society, originally scheduled for Toulouse, France in 2020, that was held on-line on June 9-11, 2022.  The theme for the conference was “Mysticisms, Heresies, and Heterotopias in the Works of Lawrence Durrell.”  The papers were terrific, and the camaraderie was outstanding.  Congratulations to Ali Reza Shahbazin on winning the William Godschalk Prize for New Durrell Scholarship and to winners of the 2019 and 2021 White Mice Poetry Contests.

March 2022 Herald

March 2022 Herald

The new issue of The Herald has arrived!  Beautifully edited by Peter Baldwin and Steve Moore, it is chock full of wonderful material, including moving tributes to the late H. R. “Stoney” Stoneback and Edmund Keeley.  And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the ILDS virtual conference on June 9-11, 2022.  To read the issue, click on March 2022 Herald – Volume 9.

Edmund Keeley: In Memoriam

Edmund Keeley: In Memoriam

The International Durrell Society laments the passing of Edmund Keeley (1928-2022), poet, translator, novelist, essayist, and long-time member and supporter of the Society.  We all treasured his keen intellect and many contributions to Durrell studies and literary scholarship across a wide range of fields.  To know him was to admire him and his lasting accomplishments.

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