The Collected Stories


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Penguin Books
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6.18 X 9.09 X 1.99 inches | 2.61 pounds
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About the Author

William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, and spent his childhood in provincial Ireland. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin. He is the author of twenty-nine books, including Felicia's Journey, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and was made into a motion picture, and The Story of Lucy Gault, which was shortlisted for both the Man Booker Prize and the Whitbread Fiction Prize. In 1996 he was the recipient of the Lannan Award for Fiction. In 2001, he won the Irish Times Literature Prize for fiction. Two of his books were chosen by The New York Times as best books of the year, and his short stories appeared regularly in The New Yorker. In 1997, he was named Honorary Commander of the British Empire.


"Extraordinary . . . Mr. Trevor's sheer intensity of entry into the lives of his people . . . proceeds to uncover new layers of yearning and pain, new angles of vision and credible thought."
--The New York Times Book Review

"One of the finest writers now at work in our language . . . No writer practicing the form today moves with nimbler assurances than Trevor across such an impressive gamut of social types and emotional connections."
--The Boston Globe

"The indisputable master of twentieth-century fiction . . . Trevor's carefully chiseled, lyrical prose--at once ironic and elegiac--is addictive, his insights acutely compassionate. The tales are haunting and profound."
--Publishers Weekly

"A textbook for anyone who ever wanted to write a story, and a treasure for anyone who loves to read them."
--Madision Smartt Bell, USA Today

"The range of characters that Trevor manages to bring onstage is little short of astonishing. . . . A remarkable record of the distinctive imprint that Trevor has left on what is arguably this century's quintessential art form."
--New York Newsday