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 tentatively 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!

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.

Call for Paper Proposals

Call for Paper Proposals

The International Lawrence Durrell Society requests proposals for 20-minute presentations on fictional, dramatic, or poetic cycles from the modernist era for the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture after 1900 on February 20-22, 2020.   The session will be entitled “‘Paper Kaleidoscopes’: The Cycles of Modernism.”  For more information on submitting proposals, click here.

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