William Trevor was born in 1928, County Cork, and spent his childhood in provincial Ireland. He has been shortlisted three times for the Booker Prize, in 1976 with his novel The Children of Dynmouth, in 1991 with Reading Turgenev and in 2002 with The Story of Lucy Gault. He was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2002 with The Story of Lucy Gault and longlist in 2009 with Love and Summer.
He has written many novels and was awarded an honorary CBE in recognition of his valuable services to literature in 1977.
In 1999 he received the prestigious David Cohen British Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime’s literary achievements and is a member of the Irish Academy of Letters.