Seamus Heaney


Seamus Heaney Brief Biography

Seamus Heaney
Seamus Justin Heaney, MRIA (13 April 1939 " 30 August 2013) 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 1972 until his death.

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), T. S. Eliot Prize (2006) and two Whitbread Prizes (1996 and 1999). In 2012, he was awarded the Lifetime Recognition Award from the Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry. His literary papers are held by the National Library of Ireland.

Seamus Heaney News

• Famous birthdays for Aug. 30: Cameron Diaz, Michael Chiklis, Warren Buffett, Lewis Black, Peggy Lipton, Michael Chiklis, Lisa Ling, Andy Roddick
• The Almanac for Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2017
• The Almanac for August 30, the 243rd day of 2016
• Seamus Heaney laid to rest in hometown graveyard

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