William Trevor

1928 - 2016

William Trevor

William Trevor KBE (24 May 1928 – 20 November 2016) was an Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer. One of the elder statesmen of the Irish literary world, he was widely regarded as one of the greatest contemporary writers of short stories in the English language.He won the Whitbread Prize three times and was nominated five times for the Booker Prize, the last for his novel Love and Summer (2009), which was also shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award in 2011. His name was also mentioned in relation to the Nobel Prize in Literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Trevor has received more than 252,370 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,878th most popular writer.

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Among writers, William Trevor ranks 3,872 out of 4,883Before him are Robert Herrick, Greg Egan, Minette Walters, Francisco Umbral, Eliška Krásnohorská, and Johannes Linnankoski. After him are Walter M. Miller Jr., David Weber, Xosé María Díaz Castro, Mordecai Kaplan, Koji Suzuki, and Margarita Aliger.

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Among people born in 1928, William Trevor ranks 314Before him are Takako Doi, Dara Singh, Jacques Dupont, John Ostrom, Paul Dooley, and Azlan Shah of Perak. After him are Dominique Colonna, Leonid Bronevoy, Vladimir Toporov, Kenny Drew, Nigel Davenport, and Gerhard Stoltenberg. Among people deceased in 2016, William Trevor ranks 272Before him are Doris Roberts, Luis María Echeberría, Peter Maxwell Davies, Angus Scrimm, Fritz Stern, and Anatoli Ilyin. After him are Herschell Gordon Lewis, Néstor Gonçalves, Valery Khalilov, Marni Nixon, Caio Júnior, and Tom Kibble.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, William Trevor ranks 172 out of 366Before him are Joe Kelly (null), Seán Brady (1939), William Brouncker, 2nd Viscount Brouncker (1620), Liam O'Flaherty (1896), Fiona Shaw (1958), and Kathleen Lonsdale (1903). After him are Jason O'Mara (1972), Geraldine Fitzgerald (1913), Eoin Colfer (1965), Tim O'Reilly (1954), Cecil Day-Lewis (1904), and Lena Rice (1866).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, William Trevor ranks 30Before him are Richard Steele (1672), Brendan Behan (1923), John Boyne (1971), Maeve Binchy (1939), Augusta, Lady Gregory (1852), and Liam O'Flaherty (1896). After him are Eoin Colfer (1965), Cecil Day-Lewis (1904), Edna O'Brien (1930), Colm Tóibín (1955), Michael Scott (1959), and Roddy Doyle (1958).