Viking is publishing 10 "exquisite" stories by the late William Trevor - six of them for the first time - in a new book called Last Stories.
The collection, deemed "as tender, as acute and as disquieting as any of Trevor’s previous work", will publish in hardback on 24th May 2018 on what would have been the author's 90th birthday.
Readers will encounter in the book: a tutor and his pupil, whose lives are thrown into turmoil when they meet again years later; a young girl who discovers the mother she believed dead is alive and well; and a piano teacher who accepts her student’s theft in exchange for his beautiful music.
According to Viking, Trevor had been working on the collection for the past 10 years and had intended for it to be his final work, published with the Last Stories title.
The Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer won the Whitbread Prize three times and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize four times. He died on 20th November last year, aged 88. A memorial for the author is due to be held at the Irish Embassy on 21st September.