|Joanna Hodgkin, Michael Haag and Ian MacNiven|
The biographers' session heard talks from three people who have written about Durrell's life. Ian MacNiven is the author of Lawrence Durrell: A Biography. Joanna Hodgkin, who is the daughter of Nancy Durrell by her second marriage, has written Amateurs in Eden, an account of Nancy and Lawrence Durrell's time in Corfu. Michael Haag has written Alexandria: City of Memory, which is a social and cultural history of the cosmopolitan city during the early twentieth century. It also tells the story of three writers who lived there, Constantine Cavafy, E M Forster and Lawrence Durrell; Michael Haag is now working on a new biography of Durrell to be published by Yale University Press.
|Michael Haag and Ian MacNiven|