William Trevor, one of Ireland’s greatest novelists and short story writers, has died. He was 88. Trevor received many of the world’s top literary honors in recognition of his half-century of writing that often explored the inner lives of the poor and the socially isolated.
His publisher Penguin Random House said in a statement Monday that Trevor died at his home in Devon, southwestern England, where he had lived since emigrating from Ireland in 1952.
Most of Trevor’s 15 novels and scores of short stories were set in 20th-century England or Ireland. Arguably his most famous novel, “The Story of Lucy Gault,” was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2002. No funeral arrangements were announced.
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