Thursday 18 January 2018

Talk on William Trevor in Enniscorthy library

Esther Hayden

There will be a lecture on Irish author William Trevor in Enniscorthy library this Thursday.

The talk which will be given by Dolores MacKenna will take place at 7pm.

Trevor who is regarded as one of the greatest short story writers of the last century, died last November while MacKenna is seen as one of the foremost experts on him.

Her book, William Trevor - the Writer and his Work - was published in 1999. She is a lecturer, critic and broadcaster and has written on a wide range of Irish writers. William Trevor lived in Enniscorthy as a child.

His father, James William Cox, originally from Roscommon, worked in the bank, and in the 1940s he served as Manager in the Abbey Square branch of the Bank of Ireland. The family lived over the bank as was the custom in those days. This would have been for a short period. Trevor attended the Church of Ireland Tate school in Wexford town formerly the Municipal Buildings, Wygram). William Trevor makes some references to Enniscorthy in Excursions in the Real World.

On Thursday, March 30, at 7pm the award winning author Donal Ryan will give a reading. He is the author of three number one bestselling novels and a short story collection. His debut novel, The Spinning Heart was long listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2013.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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