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William Trevor


Born
in Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland
May 24, 1928

Died
November 21, 2016

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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. He first exercised his artistry as a sculptor, working as a teacher in Northern Ireland and then emigrated to England in search of work when the school went bankrupt. He could have returned to Ireland once he became a successful writer, he said, "but by then I had become a wanderer, and one way and another, I just stayed in England ... I hated leaving Ireland. I was very bitter at the time. But, had it not happened, I think I might never have written at all."

In 1958 Trevor published his first novel, A Standard of Behaviour, to little critical success. Two years later, he abandoned sc
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“I read hungrily and delightedly, and have realized since that you can’t write unless you read.”
William Trevor

“I get melancholy if I don't [write]. I need the company of people who don't exist.”
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“People run away to be alone,' he said. Some people had to be alone.”
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