Saturday 31 August 2013

Irish poet Nobel Laureate, Heaney, dies at 74.

Seamus Heaney, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995, started his journey through ill health few years ago when he had a stroke.

Skyy News quoted  his family as saying Heaney "died in hospital in Dublin this morning after a short illness".

Well known as one of Europe’s top poet he was given the Nobel prize “for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past”.
Seamus Heaney {1939-2013}.

Heaney was born in Northern Ireland, April 1939. He started as teaching and later  went into writing.
In 2007, Heaney’s books were recorded making “two-thirds of all sales of any living poets in the U.K.”.
The late poet won many other prizes including  the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, (1968);  EM Forster Award, (1975); PEN Translation Prize, (1985); Golden Wreath of Poetry, (2001); David Cohen Prize, (2009); T. S. Eliot Prize (2006) and a double, Whitbread Prizes (1996 and 1999).

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