Anna Kavan was a British Twentieth Century writer of novels and short stories. Her distinctive style has been admired by other significant writers including Brian Aldiss, J.G.Ballard, Maggie Gee, Doris Lessing, Anais Nin and Jean Rhys.
Founded in 2009, the Anna Kavan Society aims to encourage wider readership and increase academic scholarship of Kavanís work...
I Am Lazarus Reissued
Peter Owen have reissued Kavanís 1945 collection of stories I Am Lazarus, making them widely available for the first time since the 1960s. Written and set during the Second World War, these Blitz-era stories echo the dystopian world of Asylum Piece and the hallucinatory, apocalyptic atmosphere of Ice. The collection contains some of Kavanís best writing, and is a poignant exploration of the psychic disturbance wreaked by war on soldiers and civilians alike. For more info, visit Peter Owenís site: www.peterowen.com/pages/modclas/iamlazarus.html