Seamus Heaney
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"Seamus Justin Heaney", Royal Irish Academy/MRIA was an Irish people/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 a professor at Harvard University/Harvard from 1981 to 1997 and its Poet in Residence from 1988 to 2006. From 1989 to 1994 he was also the Oxford Professor of Poetry/Professor of Poetry at University of Oxford/Oxford and in 1996 was made a Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres/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 Struga Poetry Evenings/Golden Wreath of Poetry (2001), T. S. Eliot Prize (2006) and two Costa Book Awards/Whitbread Prizes (1996 and 1999). In 2012, he was awarded the Lifetime Recognition Award from the Griffin Poetry Prize/Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry. His literary papers are held by the National Library of Ireland.

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