Fun Facts Friday: William Trevor

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William Trevor (24 May, 1928 – 20 November, 2016) was a playwright and novelist from Ireland.

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  1. Born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, as William Trevor Cox to a middle class family, Mr. Trevor graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with a history degree.
  2. He worked as a sculptor under the name Trevor Cox and to make extra money he worked as a teacher.
  3. In 1954 Mr. Trevor and his wife of two years, Jane Ryan, immigrated to England.
  4. In England Mr. Trevor worked as a copywriter and art teacher.
  5. Mr. Trevor won the Whitbread Prize three times, the Hawthornden Prize for Literature, and is a five time nominee for the Booker Prize.
  6. He won the prestigious Hawthornden Prize for his second novel, The Old Boys, published in 1964
  7. During the 1970s, Mr. Trevor had great success in television and the theater. During 1973 alone he saw three of his plays performed in London theaters and three of his dramas were produced for television.
  8. Mr. Trevor was awarded an honorary Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1977 for “services to literature”, became a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) in 2002.
  9. In 2002 he received the Irish PEN Award for outstanding contribution to Irish literature.
  10. On 25 August, 2004 Mitchelstown erected a bronze monument of William Trevor.

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