Resources

Primary Works

Peter Owen Publishers have championed Kavan's work for over fifty years and continue to publish many of her books.

Biographies

Callard, David, The Case of Anna Kavan: A Biography, (London: Peter Owen, 1992).
Reed, Jeremy, A Stranger on Earth: The Life and Work of Anna Kavan, (London: Peter Owen, 2006).
Sturm, Jennifer, ed.Anna Kavan's New Zealand: A Pacific Interlude in a Turbulent Life, (Auckland: Vintage, Random House New Zealand, 2009).

Literary Criticism

Aldiss, Brian, 'Kafka's Sister' Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 3, no. 2 (1991).
Byrne, Janet, 'Moving Toward Entropy: Anna Kavan's Science Fiction Mentality', Extrapolation, 23, no. 1 (1982), 5-11.
Driscoll, Lawrence, 'Planet Heroin: Women and Drugs', in Reconsidering Drugs: Mapping Victorian and Modern Drug Discourses, (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2000).
Garrity, Jane, 'Nocturnal Transgressions in The House of Sleep: Anna Kavan's Maternal Registers', Modern Fiction Studies, 40, no. 2 (Summer 1994), 253-277.
Lessing, Doris, 'Anna Kavan', in Time Bites, (London: Harper Perennial, 2005).
Nelson, Victoria, 'Symmes Hole, or the South Polar Romance', Raritan, Fall 1997, no. 17:2 (1997), 136-166.
Nin, Anais, 'The Novel of the Future', in The Novel of the Future, (London, 1968).
Rao, Eleonora, 'The 'Black Sun': Anna Kavan's Narratives of Abjection', Textus, IV (1991), 119-146.
Walker, Victoria, 'Ornithology and Ontology: The Existential Birdcall in Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea and Anna Kavan's Who Are You?', Women: A Cultural Review, 23, no.4 (2012), 490-509.
Ward, Geoff, 'The Wibberlee Wobberlee Walk: Lowry, Hamilton, Kavan and the Addictions of 1940s Fiction', in The Fiction of the 1940s: Stories of Survival, ed. by Rod and Reeve Mengham, N.H., (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001).
Wasson, Sara, 'Carceral City, Cryptic Signs: Wartime Fiction by Anna Kavan and Graham Greene', in Urban Gothic of the Second World War: Dark London, (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

Major Archives

The Anna Kavan Archive at the McFarlin Library, University of Tulsa holds the largest collection of Kavan's personal papers, photographs, manuscripts, correspondence and paintings.

The Peter Owen Archives at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas contain correspondence between Kavan and her publisher Peter Owen and related material. Other archives in the collection contain letters from Kavan to writers and publishers including the William A Bradley Literary Agency, Francis Henry King, Scorpion Press, John Lehman, Kay Dick and Gerald Hamilton.

The Rhys Davis Archive in the National Library of Wales contains the papers of Kavan's close friend and literary executor Rhys Davies including a small collection of letters from Kavan and papers relating to posthumous publication.

The Walter Ian Hamilton Papers in the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Wellington contain letters from Kavan to Hamilton between 1940 and 1955.

Other archives containing examples of Kavan's correspondence include the Jonathan Cape files in the Random House Archives at the University of Reading and the Koestler Archive in Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections. A small collection of Karl Theodor Bluth's papers are housed in the Deutsches Literatur Archiv in Marbach, Germany.