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Malcolm Lowry

Malcolm Lowry (July 28, 1909-1957) was a novelist.

Lowry was born in Cheshire, England and was educated at Cambridge University. He lived in the United States (1935), Mexico (1936), and Dollarton, British Columbia[?] (1937-1954).

An alcoholic, he committed suicide on June 27, 1957 Ripe, East Sussex, England.


  • Ultramarine (1933)
  • Under the Volcano (1936-1944) made into a film by John Huston in (1984)
  • Lunar Caustic (1958, posthumous)
  • Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place (1961, posthumous, based on experiences in British Columbia)
  • Dark as the Grave wherein my Friend is Laid (1968, posthumous)
  • October Ferry to Gabriola (1970, posthumous)


Volcano: an inquiry into the life of Malcolm Lowry (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1984)

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