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.

Mysticisms, Heresies, and Heterotopias

Mysticisms, Heresies, and Heterotopias

The International Lawrence Durrell Society’s next biennial conference (our twenty-first!) will take place on May 28-30, 2020 at Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès in Toulouse, France. For information about the conference and special events, click here. Stay tuned for further details, and make plans to join us at another wonderful Durrellian gathering!

Call for Paper Proposals!

Call for Paper Proposals!

The International Lawrence Durrell Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at On Miracle Ground XXI from 28-30 May 2020 in Toulouse, France.  The theme of the conference will be “Mysticism, Heresies, and Heterotopias in the Works of Lawrence Durrell,” but proposals on any topic related to Durrell and his contemporaries are welcomed.  For more detailed information about submitting, click here.

 

2019 Poetry Contest Winners Announced!

2019 Poetry Contest Winners Announced!

The winners of the 2019 White Mice Poetry Contest have been announced!  Thanks to our dedicated judges, Julia Hardie Kaczvinsky, Julie Kane, and Dianne Vipond, who managed to read over 100 submissions.  The theme for the 2019 contest was “The Heavens,” in anticipation of the International Lawrence Durrell Society Conference to be held in May 2020 in Toulouse, France, the “aerospace capital” of France.  You can read the results and the poems by clicking here.

The Herald, September 2019 edition, is now available

The Herald, September 2019 edition, is now available

The Herald, [NS 2] has now been published and can be found by clicking here.  In this edition we are especially pleased to have a contribution by Françoise Kestsman-Durrell, as well as a lovely article by Noel J. Guckian, former British Ambassador to Oman, 2005-2011 and his long time relationship with Mas Michel — one time home of the Durrell brothers.  In addition we include several images by Geoff Todd whose collection of Quartet-inspired artwork was on display during the recently concluded Melbourne Rare Book Fair in Melbourne, Australia.  Of course, there is also information about upcoming events and items of interest for all Durrellians.  Please download the pdf here.

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