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  • Published: 18 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241337783
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99

Last Stories




The last collection of short stories by the master storyteller William Trevor.

In this final collection of ten exquisite, perceptive and profound stories, William Trevor probes into the depths of the human spirit. Here we encounter a tutor and his pupil, whose lives are thrown into turmoil when they meet again years later; a young girl who discovers the mother she believed dead is alive and well; and a piano-teacher who accepts her pupil's theft in exchange for his beautiful music. These gorgeous stories - the last that Trevor wrote before his death - affirm his place as one of the world's greatest storytellers.

  • Pub date: 18 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241337783
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

William Trevor

William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland in 1928. He is the author of fourteen much-lauded novels: he won the Whitbread Prize three times and was short-listed for the Booker Prize four times, most recently with The Story of Lucy Gault in 2002. Trevor was widely recognized to be one of the greatest short-story writers in the English language. In 1999, William Trevor received the prestigious David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement, and in 2002 he was awarded an honorary knighthood for his services to literature. He died in 2016.

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Praise for Last Stories

“Trevor is a master of both language and storytelling”

Hilary Mantel

“He is one of the great short-story writers, at his best the equal of Chekhov”

John Banville

“The greatest living writer of short stories in the English language”

New Yorker


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