Irish author William Trevor has died. He was 88 years old.
Trevor was known best for his short stories based on every day people. His collections include: The Day We Got Drunk on Cake, The Ballroom of Romance and Beyond the Pale. He also wrote serval novels including: The Old Boys, The Children of Dynmouth and Felicia’s Journey. The New York Times has more:
Mr. Trevor, who was Irish by birth and upbringing but a longtime resident of Britain, placed his fiction squarely in the middle of ordinary life. His plots often unfolded in Irish or English villages whose inhabitants, most of them hanging on to the bottom rung of the lower middle class, waged unequal battle with capricious fate.
Trevor won many prizes for his work including the Hawthornden Prize, the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Award, and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. He was also longlisted for the Booker Prize and was given the lifetime achievement honor from the David Cohen Literature Prize.