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.

Join Us in Athens!

Join Us in Athens!

On Miracle Ground XXII, the biannual conference of the International Lawrence Durrell Society, will take place on July 4-6, 2024 in Athens, Greece.  In addition to scholarly and creative presentations, attendees will enjoy a number of tantalizing food events and a special outing on Monday, July 8, to the island of Hydra.  This will be another unforgettable gathering of fascinating people.  To find out more, click here.

Good Time in Louisville!

Good Time in Louisville!

As has been the custom for many years, members of the International Lawrence Durrell Society gathered at the Conference for Literature Since 1900 at the University of Louisville on 22-25 February 2024.  A stimulating panel featured scholarly presentations by Umme Al-Wazedi, James Clawson, and James Gifford and was followed by nightly festive dinners together.  The conference hotel, The Brown, is historic, comfortable, and beautiful.  Another good time with Durrellians!

White Mice Contest Results

White Mice Contest Results

The 2023 White Mice Contest results are in!  In keeping with the ILDS conference to be held in Athens in early July 2024, the theme was “Ruins.”  As always, the poems are evocative and powerful.  Thanks to Dianne Vipond, Julia Hardie Kaczvinsky, and Julie Kane for serving as judges.  To view the winners and read the poems, click here.

November 2023 Herald

November 2023 Herald

The latest edition of the ILDS Herald is here!  It is packed with many exciting articles: Reflections on the life of Durrell’s wife Claude by her niece, Sibylle Vincendon; James Clawson’s study of Durrell and artificial intelligence in The Revolt of Aphrodite; Christopher Bacon’s account of his encounters with Larry; the final installment of Pamela Francis’s history of the Coptic Church; the usual features, and much more.  Huge thanks to Peter Baldwin and Steve Moore for another wonderful edition of the HeraldRead it here.

On Miracle Ground XXII Call for Papers

On Miracle Ground XXII Call for Papers

On Miracle Ground XXII, co-sponsored by the International Lawrence Durrell Society and Hellenic American University, will take place in Athens, Greece.  Events will be held at HAU in the Kolonaki district of the city on the weekend of 4-6 July 2024Click here to read details and the Call for Papers.  We encourage everyone to put this conference on next year’s calendar – it is sure to be another memorable gathering of Durrellians, celebrating good literature and spirited camaraderie.

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