William Trevor

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Late writer William Trevor: Tributes paid in the Seanad. Photograph: Eric Luke

Sinn Féin Seanad leader Senator Rose Conway-Walsh led tributes in the Seanad to the late writer William Trevor. She wanted to “acknowledge the wonder(...)

William Trevor: an Irish writer, an international writer, a great writer. Photograph: Eric Luke

Detached sympathy, irony and a masterful grasp of the essential menace lurking at the heart of human existence partly – although only partly – attempt(...)

William Trevor: “What is important is to take Irish provincialism . . . and to make it universal.” Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons

William Trevor, one of the most prolific, successful, well-respected and well-loved of modern Irish writers, has died at the age of 88. He was perha(...)

Irish writer William Trevor has died at the age of 88. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Cork-born writer William Trevor has died at the age of 88, it has been announced. His publisher Penguin Random House UK said he passed away on Sund(...)

For his acceptance, Bob Dylan is giving a concert, not a reading – which says it all. Photograph: Istvan Bajzat/AFP/Getty Images

For the times they are a-changing . . . No doubt they are, and few artists know more about flux than Bob Dylan, this year’s surprise choice of Nobel L(...)

Joe Hone: February 25th, 1937-August 15th, 2016.  Photograph: Jack McManus

Joseph Hone, who has died in his 80th year, was an accomplished travel writer and novelist. His family tree included the painters Nathaniel Hone the E(...)

The Jaws first edition also included a drawing by the author, Peter Benchley. The book’s popularity was boosted by the film (bottom right)

The auction of 20th-century first edition books, novels, poetry and drama, collected by Dr Philip Murray, was held at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin on (...)

First editions of To Kill a Mockingbird and The Ballroom of Romance, to be auctioned next week

Book collecting “is the only form of collecting other than kleptomania that has a medical name attached to it”, says Philip Murray. The name is biblio(...)

Clockwise from top left, Alex Barclay, Marty Whelan, Louise Phillips and Kevin Barry

  Alex Barclay My livingroom bookshelves are my favourite part of the house. They arrived as big, filthy, spider-covered pieces of oak(...)

Brian Friel “was fatherly, kind, practical and funny. He seemed to look deep into the centre of things.” File photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It all began with a note, welcoming me to sit in on the dress rehearsal of the revival of his masterwork, Faith Healer. Brian Friel said it wou(...)

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