Quotes by Seamus Heaney

About Seamus Heaney:

Seamus Justin Heaney was an Irish poet, playwright, translator and lecturer, and the recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. In the early 1960s, he became a lecturer in Belfast after attending university there and began to publish poetry. He lived in Sandymount, Dublin, from 1976 until his death. Heaney was recognized as one of the principal contributors to poetry during his lifetime. Heaney was a professor at Harvard from 1981 to 1997 and its Poet in Residence from 1988 to 2006. From 1989 to 1994, he was also the Professor of Poetry at Oxford and, in 1996, was made a Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres. Other awards that he received include the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize (1968), the E. M. Forster Award (1975), the PEN Translation Prize (1985), the Golden Wreath of Poetry (2001), the T. S. Eliot Prize (2006) and two Whitbread Prizes (1996 and 1999). In 2011, he was awarded the Griffin Poetry Prize and in 2012, a Lifetime Recognition Award from the Griffin Trust. His literary papers are held by the National Library of Ireland.

Author Bio

  • NameSeamus Heaney
  • DescriptionIrish poet, playwright, translator, lecturer
  • BornApril 13, 1939
  • DiedAugust 30, 2013
  • CountryIreland
  • ProfessionPlaywright; Translator; Linguist; Poet; Writer
  • WorksDeath Of A Naturalist; District And Circle; Human Chain
  • AwardsNobel Prize In Literature; Cholmondeley Award; Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize; Eric Gregory Award