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

Important update: The Foundation cafe, exhibition and archive are currently closed to the public due to government coronavirus advice. We’re honouring existing event bookings, but check with organisers for postponements or cancellations. We will reopen when it is appropriate to do so. In the meantime, Foundation activities continue apace: check this site and our social media for all things Burgess.