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Seamus Heaney
Seamus Justin Heaney was an Irish poet, playwright and translator. He received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. Among his best-known works is Death of a Naturalist, his first major published volume. Heaney was and is still recognised as one of the principal contributors to poetry in Ireland during his lifetime. American poet Robert Lowell described him as "the most important Irish poet since Yeats", and many others, including the academic John Sutherland, have said that he was "the greatest poet of our age". Robert Pinsky has stated that "with his wonderful gift of eye and ear Heaney has the gift of the story-teller." Upon his death in 2013, The Independent described him as "probably the best-known poet in the world". He was born in the townland of Tamniaran between Castledawson and Toomebridge, Northern Ireland. His family moved to nearby Bellaghy when he was a boy.
BornApril 13, 1939, Tamniaran, near Castledawson, Northern Ireland
DiedAugust 30, 2013, Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland
OccupationPoet, playwright, translator
Alma materQueen's University Belfast
Notable worksDeath of a Naturalist (1966), North (1975), Field Work (1979), The Spirit Level (1996), ' (translation, 1999), District and Circle (2006), Human Chain (2010)
Notable awardsGeoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, 1968, E. M. Forster Award, 1975, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1995, Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres, 1996, Saoi of Aosdána, 1998, Golden Wreath of Poetry, 2001, T. S. Eliot Prize, 2006, The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry Lifetime Recognition Award, 2012
SpouseMarie Devlin (m. 1965)
ChildrenMichael, Christopher, Catherine Ann

About Seamus Heaney

Novelist Seamus Heaney was born in Castledawson, Northern Ireland on April 13, 1939. He dies at the age of 74, on August 30, 2013.

Author and poet from Northern Ireland who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. Death of a Naturalist (1966), a modern translation of Beowulf (1999), and Field Work are among his best-known works (1979).

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Seamus Heaney before becoming famous

Seamus Heaney was born in the Zodiac sign Aries (The Ram), and 1939 is also the year of Rabbit (兔) in the Chinese Zodiac.

He earned a scholarship to St. Columb's College at the age of twelve, and he went on to study English at Queen's University, Belfast. At the age of twenty-three, he published his first poems in 1962.

Achievement of Seamus Heaney

Between 1966 and 2010, he released thirteen collections of poetry.

Seamus Heaney's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

Patrick Heaney and Margaret Kathleen McCann had nine children together. Later, he and his wife, Marie Heaney, had two sons of their own.

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In 2006, he received the Poet T.S. Eliot Award.

Seamus Heaney Income & Net worth

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