William Trevor

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Lisa Taddeo: ‘I suppose it comes as no surprise that I like dark writing’
The novelist on the influence of Joy Williams, giving up on Norman Mailer and finding comfort in William Trevor’s short stories

Lisa Taddeo

16, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Last Stories by William Trevor review – the master’s final dispatches
This posthumous collection about ‘long-dead marriages’ and ‘fizzled-out affairs’ is full of the Irish writer’s formidable craft

Anthony Cummins

27, May, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Julian Barnes on William Trevor's final stories – a master of the short form
The great Irish writer displays all his trademark evasive precision in Last Stories, a posthumous collection

Julian Barnes

19, May, 2018 @6:29 AM

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Top 10 books about growing old
While ageing can all too easily leave some frightened, the likes of Alec Guinness, Nora Ephron and Julian Barnes have produced wry and positive takes on old age

Christopher Matthew

13, Dec, 2017 @4:21 PM

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Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life, by Yiyun Li – review
A startlingly original memoir from the Chinese-American author on her time in a mental hospital and the healing power of reading

Lara Feigel

05, Mar, 2017 @6:59 AM

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Top 10 books about voyeurs
Reading fiction is a variety of voyeurism already, but these stories brilliantly examine the most sinister varieties of looking

Peter Swanson

25, Jan, 2017 @10:22 AM

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No wonder William Trevor was conflicted over Irish nationalism | Letter
Letter: He may have identified with that old landed caste, but he didn’t belong to it

Letter

27, Nov, 2016 @6:53 PM

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In times like these, art has the power to make us feel less alone | Christina Patterson
The stories of William Trevor or the voice of Joyce DiDonato can lift us while still helping us face up to sadness

Christina Patterson

26, Nov, 2016 @8:00 AM

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William Trevor: ‘An acute observer with an outsider’s eye for detail’
Anne Enright remembers a tender and compassionate chronicler of small town life

Anne Enright

25, Nov, 2016 @8:00 AM

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The top 10 rural Irish books
Ireland’s unique countryside seeps into many great novels, becoming as much a character as any protagonist. Here are the top 10 rural Irish books, by Paul Charles

Paul Charles

01, Oct, 2014 @2:02 PM

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Yiyun Li reads 'Three People' by William Trevor
Yiyun Li reads William Trevor’s ‘Three People’, a short story which moved her to write a story in reply, ‘Gold Boy, Emerald Girl’

Presented by Lisa Allardice and produced by Tim Maby

30, Dec, 2012 @7:17 AM

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Nobel prize in literature: who will win?

Sarah Crown: How good are you at reading the Swedish Academy runes? Share your Nobel predictions here and shame us for our ignorance

Sarah Crown

11, Oct, 2012 @8:00 AM

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