William Trevor is widely regarded as one of the finest storytellers and craftsmen writing in English. In Great Britain, his work has long been widely and favorably reviewed and has frequently been adapted for radio and television broadcast by the British Broadcasting Corporation. In 1964, Trevor’s second novel, The Old Boys, was awarded the Hawthornden Prize; his fourth collection, Angels at the Ritz, and Other Stories, was hailed by writer Graham Greene as “one of the finest collections, if not the best, since James Joyce’s Dubliners.” In addition, Trevor has won the Royal Society of Literature Award, the Allied Irish Banks’ Prize for Literature, and the Whitbread Literary Award; he is also a member of the Irish Academy of Letters. In 1979, “in recognition for his valuable services to literature,” Trevor was named an honorary Commander, Order of the British Empire and in the same year received the Irish Community Prize. In 1980 and 1982, he received the Giles Cooper Award for radio plays; in 1983, he received a Jacob Award for a teleplay. He received D.Litt. degrees from the University of Exeter, Trinity College in Dublin, the University of Belfast, and the National University of Ireland in Cork. Trevor received the Sunday Express Book of the Year Award in 1994 for Felicia’s Journey. In the United States, knowledge of Trevor’s work increased markedly when The Stories of William Trevor, an omnibus collection, was published in 1983 and received wide and highly enthusiastic reviews.