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William Trevor

Read through the most famous quotes from William Trevor

People run away to be alone,' he said. Some people had to be alone.

— William Trevor

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Only the debris of wreckage, and not much of that, was left behind by the sharks who fed on tragedy: the fishermen, too, mourned the death of a living child.

— William Trevor

#loss #tragedy #death

I value mothers and motherhood enormously. For every inattentive or abusive mother in my fiction I think you'll find a dozen or so who are neither.

— William Trevor

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He traveled in order to come home.

— William Trevor

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The capacity you're thinking of is imagination; without it there can be no understanding, indeed no fiction.

— William Trevor

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There is an element of autobiography in all fiction in that pain or distress, or pleasure, is based on the author's own. But in my case that is as far as it goes.

— William Trevor

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About William Trevor

Did you know about William Trevor?

Despite having spent most of his life in England he considers himself to be "Irish in every vein". 2001: Irish Literature Prize
2002: Irish PEN Award
2002: The Story of Lucy Gault was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Whitbread Award
2003: Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award at the Listowel Writers' Week
2008: Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award in Irish Literature

A monument to Trevor – a bronze sculpture by Liam Lavery and Eithne Ring in the form of a lectern with an open book incorporating an image of the writer and a quotation as well as the titles of his three Whitbread Prize-winning works and two others of significance – was unveiled in Trevor's native Mitchelstown on 25 August 2004. Those who cannot accept the reality of their lives create their own alternative worlds into which they retreat.

William Trevor KBE (born 24 May 1928) is an Irish novelist playwright and short story writer. Tim Adams a staff writer for The Observer described him as "widely believed to be the most astute observer of the human condition currently writing in fiction".

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