William Trevorfebruari 3, 2019 | klas | Leave a comment
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.
William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork. He has written many novels, and has won many prizes including the Hawthornden Prize, the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Award, and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award.
Born: William Trevor Cox, 24 May 1928, Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland
Nov 21, 2016 · William Trevor, whose mournful, sometimes darkly funny short stories and novels about the small struggles of unremarkable people placed him in the company of masters like V. S. Pritchett, W
William Trevor’s Last Stories is forthcoming from Viking. From his debut collection, “The Day We Got Drunk on Cake,” published in 1968, to “Family Sins” (1990), William Trevor has crafted the short story to perfection, giving us brilliant and subtle stories full of the reversals, surprises, and shadowy truths we discover in life itself.
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.
William Trevor, original name William Trevor Cox, (born May 24, 1928, Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland—died November 20, 2016, Somerset, England), Irish writer who was noted for his wry and often macabre short stories and novels.. In 1950 Trevor graduated from Trinity College Dublin, and he subsequently began teaching in Northern Ireland and working as a sculptor.
William Trevor: ‘I would use anything in order to tell a story, anything at all to make the story work’ Published: 4 Sep 2009 . A life in books. August 2009. Love and Summer by William Trevor.
Fiction: “Within this small boy, so modest in his manner, there were symphonies unwritten, suites and concertos and oratorios.”
William Trevor first achieved prominence with the publication of his second novel, The Old Boys (1964); but perhaps he is best known for his volumes of short stories, including The Day We Got Drunk on Cake (1968), Angel at the Ritz and Other Stories (1976), winner of the Royal Society of Literature