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WILLIAM TREVOR

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William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown Co Cork in 1928. His novels include The Old Boys (1964), which won The Hawthornden Prize; The Children of Dynmouth (1976), which won the Whitbread Award 1976; Fools of Fortune (1983) which won the Whitbread Award 1983; and The Silence in the Garden (1988) and Two Lives (1991), which includes the Booker-shortlisted novella Reading Turgenev. Felicia's Journey (1994) won both the Whitbread Book of the Year and the Sunday Express Book of the Year awards. His seven collections of previously short stories were brought together with four new stories as the Collected Stories of William Trevor (1992). His short story collection The Hill Bachelors (London, Viking, 2000) won the 2001 The Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Fiction. In 1976 he received the Allied Irish Banks' Prize and in 1977 he was awarded an honorary CBE in recognition of his services to literature. He lives in Devon and is a member of the Irish Academy of Letters. In July 2009 he received yet another Booker nomination for his novel 'Love and Summer', confirming his status as one of the most important novellists working in the English language today.

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