William Trevor


William Trevor KBE was an Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer.

The Children of Dynmouth (Screen Two, 24/04/1987) by William Emslie


One of the elder statesmen of the Irish literary world, he was widely regarded as one of the greatest contemporary writers of short stories in the English language.

Trevor William Viloria "Synecdoche" by Words Anonymous


He won the Whitbread Prize three times and was nominated five times for the Booker Prize, the last for his novel Love and Summer, which was also shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2011.

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language and published in the UK.

The International DUBLIN Literary Award is an international literary award awarded each year for a novel written in English or translated into English.

The Costa Book Awards are a set of annual literary awards recognising English-language books by writers based in Britain and Ireland.


His name was also mentioned in relation to the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Since 1901, the Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded annually to an author from any country who has, in the words of the will of Alfred Nobel, produced "in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction".


Trevor resided in Devon, South West England, from the 1950s until his death at the age of 88.

Devon is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south.

South West England is one of nine official regions of England.

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