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William Trevor (1928-2016): Sue Panter

"Highly acclaimed writer and a winner of many literary prizes, the only dispute that divides admirers is whether he is pre-eminent as a short-story writer or as a novelist. In his obituary Anne Enright wrote ‘His observation of English Suburban life as well as those of small-town Ireland are so acute as to verge on the satirical. He had the eye of the outsider for the smallest details and irony did not escape him’. We shall take a brief look at Trevor’s short-story writing and then discuss two of his most admired works, The Children of Dynmouth (1976) and the novella Reading Turgenev (1991), published as part of Two Lives. "

Tutor: Sue Panter

"Sue Panter began her teaching career 30 years ago when she lectured on the A Level English Literature course at Bedford College. In the 1990s she moved to De Montfort University teaching poetry, drama, 19th& 20th century fiction and women’s writing courses on the BEd and BA degrees. Sue began working at the REC over 10 years ago and has taken classes on a wide variety of literary topics."