William Trevor KBE (24 May 1928 – 20 November 2016) was an Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer.
William Trevor KBE (24 May 1928 – 20 November 2016) was an Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer. He won the Whitbread Prize three times and was nominated five times for the Booker Prize, the last for his novel Love and Summer (2009), which was also shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award in 2011
Novelist, playwright and one of the greatest short-story writers of his generation.
Novelist, playwright and one of the greatest short-story writers of his generation. By lopping off his family surname, William Trevor Cox provided himself with a nom-de-plume that has become synonymous with good fiction throughout the world. Almost the only dispute dividing admirers of Trevor, who has died aged 88, is whether he is pre-eminent as a short-story writer or as a novelist. Perhaps majority opinion inclines to the short-story, with memories of such collections as The Day We Got Drunk on Cake (1967), The Ballroom of Romance (1972) and Beyond the Pale (1981), but the contrary view,.
William Trevor Drama Analysis. Born in Country Cork to Protestant parents, Trevor moved frequently while growing up and attended thirteen different schools before entering St. Columba's College in Dublin in 1942. William Trevor Short Fiction Analysis. William Trevor Long Fiction Analysis. Trevor, William (Pseudonym of William Trevor Cox) (Vol. 14). 7). 9). Trevor, William (Vol. 116). 21). 25). 58). Analysis.
William Trevor, KBE grew up in various provincial towns and attended a number of schools, graduating from . Since he began writing, William Trevor regularly spends half the year in Italy or Switzerland, often visiting Ireland in the other half
William Trevor, KBE grew up in various provincial towns and attended a number of schools, graduating from Trinity College, in Dublin, with a degree in history. Since he began writing, William Trevor regularly spends half the year in Italy or Switzerland, often visiting Ireland in the other half. His home is in Devon, in South West England, on an old mill surrounded by 40 acres of land. Books by William Trevor
Trevor's reputation as one of the world's finest short story writers has grown quietly but steadily over the half century he has been writing: as long ago as 1975, Graham Greene described Angels at the Ritz as "one of the best collections, if not the best since James Joyce's Dubliners". Each week they were set an essay, and while everybody else was writing about shamrocks or St Patrick, he would take the title and write a story. I had a reputation for being very clever, which wasn't true at all. What you are is instinctive and imaginative.
Used book in good conditions. Limited notes and highlighting may be present. William Trevor is another writer who I find fascinating. His way with words is so lyrical, I smile whenever I read his stories. May show signs of normal shelf wear and bends on corners and edges.
Born William Trevor Cox in Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland to a middle-class Protestant family, he moved several times to other provincial towns due to his father's work as a bank official. He was educated at St. Columba's College, County Dublin and Trinity College, Dublin. He received a degree in history from Trinity College, Dublin.
William Trevor is an Irish writer by birth, and I take it he considers himself an Irish writer still. He left Ireland in 1954 and has settled in Devon. He was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, on May 24, 1928 (but I have seen another birthday ascribed to him) to a family Protestant and middle-class. His father was a bank official with enough money to send him to school at Sandford Park, Dublin, and later to St. Columba's College, Rathfarnham, a school with a reputation for aloofness, and skill on the hockey field.
Short fiction at its finest. -San Francisco Chronicle. History & Fiction. 212. 0. Published: 1995.
23 August 2015 ·. William Trevor, although one of the greatest authors, isn't well-known by the majority of people. How did you find out about him?