Durrell Prize

Durrell Prize

William Godshalk Prize for New Durrell Scholarship 2024

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, 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, a presentation must be delivered at the ILDS conference, where the winning scholar will be recognized at the end.

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 and a one-year membership in the International Lawrence Durrell Society will be awarded at the Conference following the successful delivery of the paper.

Deadline for Submission: June 14, 2024

Send submissions (with MS Word attachment) to prize committee chair James Clawson.