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William Trevor


Ireland (1928 - 2016)

William Trevor was born in County Cork in 1928 and spent his childhood in various provincial Irish towns. He went to Trinity College, Dublin and then to England in 1953. In 1977 William Trevor received an honorary CBE in recognition of his services to literature, and in 1998 he was awarded the prestigious David Cohen British Literature Prize for a lifetime's achievement in writing.
 
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Anthologies containing stories by William Trevor
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Short stories
The Raising of Elvira Tremlett
The Only Story (1971)
Access to the Children (1972)
The Love of a Good Woman (1972)
In Isfahan (1975)
Mrs. Acland's Ghosts (1975)
Broken Homes (1976)
A Trinity (1987)


Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1970) : Mrs Eckdorf in O'Neill's Hotel
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1976) : The Children of Dynmouth
Whitbread Prize Best Novel winner (1976) : The Children of Dynmouth
Whitbread Prize Best Novel winner (1983) : Fools of Fortune
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1991) : Reading Turgenev
Whitbread Prize Best Novel winner (1994) : Felicia's Journey
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2002) : The Story of Lucy Gault
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2002) : The Story of Lucy Gault
Whitbread Prize Best Novel nominee (2002) : The Story of Lucy Gault
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2009) : Love and Summer
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2011) : Love and Summer


Books about William Trevor
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William Trevor recommends
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An End to Flight (1973)
Vincent Lawrence (Vincent Banville)
"Sharply etched... novels as good as this one are necessary to remind us that life is not all soft-soap and panel games."
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How Many Miles to Babylon? (1974)
Jennifer Johnston
"As fresh and as moving as ever it was, this remarkable novel is still a delight, undiminished by the passage of time."
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Mother Ireland (1976)
Edna O'Brien
"Edna O'Brien at her best."

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