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.

September 2021 Issue of The Herald

September 2021 Issue of The Herald

The September 2021 issue of The Herald features tributes to the memory of Brewster Chamberlin, a first look at the new Faber editions of the Quartet, Christopher Bacon’s essay on Anne Ridler’s editing of Reflections on a Marine Venus, book reviews, and, of course, The Chart Room.  Check it out here.

Louisville 2022 Call for Papers

Louisville 2022 Call for Papers

The International Lawrence Durrell Society invites paper proposals for a session at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture after 1900 to be held on 24-26 February 2022.  The theme for the session is “’Everything miasmic’: Modernist Bodies in Sickness and Health.”   Deadline for submission of proposals is 3 September 2021.  For further information, click here.  The Louisville conference offers an annual opportunity for Durrellians to listen to scholarly papers and enjoy camaraderie.  Join us!

On Miracle Ground XXI

On Miracle Ground XXI

On Miracle Ground XXI, the bi-annual conference of the International Lawrence Durrell Society, originally scheduled for 2020, has been re-scheduled for June 9-11, 2022 in Toulouse, France.  Theme for the conference is “Mysticisms, Heresies, and Heterotopias in the Works of Lawrence Durrell.”  To read the call for papers, click here.  In you would like to apply for the William Godschalk Prize for New Durrell Scholarship, click here.  Put this on your calendar and plan to join us in Cathar country!

2021 White Mice Contest Now Open!

2021 White Mice Contest Now Open!

The 2021 White Mice Poetry Contest is now open!  Submissions of 1-3 unpublished poems are welcomed on the theme of “History Revisited.”  There is no submission fee.  Winners receive on-line and print publication and an invitation to read at a special poetry session at the ILDS Conference in Toulouse, France in June 2022.  For more information, click here.

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.

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