A Year With William Trevor

A Year With William Trevor | #WilliamTrevor2023

William Trevor (1928-2016) was an Irish writer who left behind an amazing legacy — dozens of novels, novellas, short stories and plays — for us to enjoy. 

In 2023, on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of his birth, what better way to celebrate his work than by spending a year reading it?

That’s why I am joining forces with Cathy from 746 Books to spend “A Year with William Trevor“. Between the two of us, we think we can cover a good chunk of his writing over the course of 12 months — and we’d love you to join in!

We have come up with a proposed reading schedule and we’ll be posting our reviews in the first week of every month, between January and December 2023.

JANThe Old BoysCheating at Canasta (short stories)
FEBThe Boarding HouseMrs Eckdorf in O’Neill’s Hotel
MARThe Love DepartmentMiss Gomez and the Brethren
APRThe Hill Bachelors (short stories)Elizabeth Alone
MAYNights at the AlexandraThe Children of Dynmouth
JUNFelicia’s JourneyA Bit on the Side (short stories)
JULDeath in SummerOther People’s Worlds
AUGThe Mark-2 Wife (short stories)Fools of Fortune
SEPThe Story of Lucy GaultThe Silence in the Garden
OCTExcursions in the Real World (memoir)After Rain (short stories)
NOVTwo LivesTwo Lives
DECLast StoriesThe Dressmaker’s Child 

Feel free to follow our schedule as above, or read whatever William Trevor novels you have to hand. If you decide to join in, whether on your own blog or social media accounts, please tag us both and use the hashtag #WilliamTrevor2023.

I will try to log all reviews from multiple sources here every month, so please keep visiting this page for updates.

This page was last updated on 8 January 2023.