Much-lauded Irish novelist William Trevor dies at age 88

Trevor, one of Ireland’s greatest novelists and short story writers, has died. He was 88, his publishers said in a statement on Monday

By: AP | London | Published:November 21, 2016 10:07 pm
William Trevor, William Trevor death, William Trevor Irish novelist, latest news, latest world news File Photo: Oct. 22, 2002 William Trevor holds a copy of his book “The Story of Lucy Gault” during a photocall for the Booker Prize nominees in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

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.