The Foundation

About the Foundation

Established in 2003 by Liana Burgess (1929-2007), the International Anthony Burgess Foundation is an independent charity for everyone who is interested in Burgess’s work.

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About the Foundation:

The International Anthony Burgess Foundation encourages and supports public and scholarly interest in all aspects of the life and work of Anthony Burgess. Based in Manchester, England, we have an extensive library, archive and study centre containing Burgess’s books, music and papers. We also have a performance venue where we present new work by writers, artists and musicians.

Established in 2003 by Liana Burgess (1929-2007), the Anthony Burgess Foundation is an independent educational charity which welcomes all individuals and institutions interested in Burgess’s work.

The Estate of Anthony Burgess is represented by David Higham Associates. All enquiries regarding permissions, books, poetry, theatre, film, television or journalism rights should be directed to or 020 7434 5900. All enquiries regarding music rights should be directed to

We are currently open for archive visits and selected venue hires, with audience events returning in September 2021. The daytime café will remain closed, although our licensed bar will be open for events. If you want to visit the Burgess Foundation, go here. And here are our contact details.