Exciting news – Malcolm Lowry: From the Mersey to the World, the new book on Malcolm Lowry which I’m co-editing with Bryan Biggs, can now be pre-ordered via Liverpool University Press’s website; click here. The book will be published in September to coincide with a festival and exhibition at the Bluecoat arts centre in Liverpool to celebrate Lowry’s centenary. It includes a wide range of creative responses to Lowry from writers and artists, and (we believe) demonstrates that Lowry and his writing are continuing to prove inspirational, a hundred years after his birth and just over fifty years after his death. We hope that the book will be something that anyone with an interest in Malcolm Lowry will enjoy – and that it will encourage readers to go back to Lowry’s own writings.
For a truly amazing blog on all aspects of the Lowry-world, visit Colin Dilnot’s site Malcolm Lowry at the 19th Hole (click here). Colin is a contributor to the book and lives on the Wirral, close to Lowry’s birthplace. He’s done an amazing amount of research into all kinds of Lowry-related things and his website is a treasure trove for anyone interested in Lowry, jazz, German Expressionist film, Wirral history, or almost anything else really.