Durrell Prize

Durrell Prize

William Godschalk Prize for New Durrell Scholarship 2022

Sponsored by the International Lawrence Durrell Society

The Durrell Prize is a biannual prize open to emerging scholars from around the world conducting research on world-renowned writer Lawrence Durrell.

Purpose: To foster and recognize scholarship about Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990) and his influences as well as to encourage participation in the International Lawrence Durrell Society’s biannual conferences.

Eligibility: The literary essays that qualify for the prize must be the original work of the emerging scholars submitting.

Rules and Procedures: The emerging scholar must submit an abstract of approximately 500 words, along with a bibliography, biographical statement, and CV. The abstract is submitted in anticipation of an original paper presentation at the next International Lawrence Durrell Society Conference.  This presentation will be around 20 minutes long, focusing on Durrell’s writing, life, literary influence, legacy and/or concern for issues of his time.  In order to quality for the Prize, the scholar must deliver the presentation at the ILDS conference; he or she is expected to attend the entire conference and be recognized at the banquet.

Judges are members of the International Lawrence Durrell, appointed by its president.  Abstracts will be judged on the promise they show for the development of an original presentation that contributes to the knowledge and understanding of Lawrence Durrell.  Preference will be given to those who demonstrate in the abstract a serious engagement of Durrell’s writing and of relevant scholarship.  Following the conference presentation, the scholar may submit the winning essay for publication without restriction.

Sponsor: The International Lawrence Durrell Society.

Prize: A monetary prize of and a one-year membership in the International Lawrence Durrell Society will be awarded at the Conference banquet following the successful delivery of the paper.  Conference registration and banquet will be complimentary.

Deadline for Submission: January 1, 2022

Send submissions (with MS Word attachment) to both President Isabelle Keller-Privat and Vice President James Decker