William Trevor

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William Trevor (born 24 May 1928) CBE, is a short story writer, novelist and playwright. Born William Trevor Cox in Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland, Trevor was educated at Trinity College Dublin. He emigrated to England in the 1950s and now lives in Devon.

A monument to him - a bronze sculpture by Liam Lavery and Eithne Ring in the form of a lectern, with an open book incorporating an image of the writer and a quotation, as well as the titles of his three Whitbread Prize winning works, and two others of significance - was unveiled in Mitchelstown on 25 August 2004.

In 2002 he received an honorary knighthood in recognition of his services to literature. He was given an honorary CBE in 1977.

Winner of The Irish TimesIrish Literature Prize, 2001, and the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award at Listowel Writers’ Week, 2003.

The Story of Lucy Gault was shortlisted for the 2002 Booker Prize and the Whitbread Prize.

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