The very well-known Irish author William Trevor has passed away at the age of 88. The announcement of his death came earlier Monday afternoon by William Trevor publisher, Penguin Random Ireland.
Trevor, real name William Trevor Cox, was born in the small town of Mitchelstown, County Cork in 1928. Starting off as an artist, he later became famous, being known as one of Ireland’s best authors in the last 100 years.
Though he remained in Devon for years, he was known to associate himself with being an “Irish writer.” Many folks in Ireland renounce the title, but Trevor felt it fit him perfectly, and that it kept him grounded to his Irish roots.
President Michael D Higgins paid homage to William Trevor, which included an author of world eminence, of awesome refinement, of towering accomplishments, tastefulness, and beauty.
William Trevor, in his lifetime, had written fifteen novels with several garlanded awards. He was on the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize four times for The Story of Lucy Gault in 2002, Reading Turgenev in 1991, The Children of Dynmouth in1976, and Mrs. Eckdorf in O’Neills Hotel 1970. However, he never won the honor regardless of being most loved on that event.
Mr. Cox was not able to make it to the award show due to his ill health. Thankfully, William Trevor had previously won the honor of Saoi by Aosdána. This honor is awarded for sustained distinction and singular in the creative arts.
Trevor was also on the IMPAC Literary Awards at one point. William Trevor won the Whitbread Award for Fiction three times for his novels.
Among the other many honors and respects, he received a privileged knighthood in Britain in 2002 for administrations to writing. He has also made his own work for the stage, TV, and radio. He also won Jacob’s Award in 1982 for the TV adjustment of his hugely adored short love story, The Ballroom of Romance.
William Trevor leaves behind his significant other Jane, and their two children, Dominic and Patrick.