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Lawrence Durrell


(Lawrence George Durrell)
UK flag (1912 - 1990)
Brother of Gerald Durrell

aka Charles Norden

Lawrence Durrell was a novelist, poet, translator, travel writer, and dramatist. Born in India, Durrell lived in and celebrated the Mediterranean world. He is best known for the novels that comprise The Alexandria Quartet.

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Series
Alexandria Quartet
   1. Justine (1957)
   2. Balthazar (1958)
   3. Mountolive (1958)
   4. Clea (1960)
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Avignon Quintet
   1. Monsieur (1974)
   2. Livia (1978)
   3. Constance (1982)
   4. Sebastian (1983)
   5. Quinx (1985)
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Lawrence Durrell
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Short stories
Carnival (1958)
High Barbary (1961)


Awards
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1974) : Monsieur
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1982) : Constance: Or Solitary practices