Advertisement

Seamus Heaney

Poet from Ireland

Seamus Heaney Seamus Heaney (/ˈʃeɪməs ˈhiːni/; born 13 April 1939) is an Irish poet, playwright, translator, lecturer and recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born at Mossbawn farmhouse between Castledawson and Toomebridge, he now resides in Dublin. As well as the Nobel Prize in Literature, Heaney has received the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize (1968), the E. M. Forster Award (1975), the PEN Translation Prize (1985), the Golden Wreath of Poetry (2001), T. S. Eliot Prize (2006) and two Whitbread Prizes (1996 and 1999). He has been a member of Aosdána since its foundation and has been Saoi since 1997. He was both the Harvard and the Oxford Professor of Poetry and was made a Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres in 1996. Heaney's personal papers are held by the National Library of Ireland. On June 6, 2012, he was awarded the Lifetime Recognition Award from the Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry. Robert Lowell called him "the most important Irish poet since Yeats" and many others, including the academic John Sutherland, have echoed the sentiment that he is "the greatest poet of our age". Heaney was born on 13 April 1939 at the family farmhouse called Mossbawn, between Castledawson  ( Wikipedia article )

Advertisement

Personal facts

Date of birth
1939-04-19
Place of birth
Castledawson
Nationality
Ireland
Profession
Writer, Poet, Author

Education

Institution From To
Queen's University of Belfast
St. Columb's College

Comment Seamus Heaney on facebook

Advertisement