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Comments William Trevor
"The Women"
2014 O. Henry Award-winning Author

William Trevor was born in 1928 at Mitchelstown, County Cork, and spent his childhood in provincial Ireland. His novels include Fools of Fortune, Felicia's Journey, and The Story of Lucy Gault. He is a renowned short-story writer and has published fifteen story collections, from The Day We Got Drunk on Cake to his most recent, Selected Stories. Trevor lives in Devon, England.

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