Nobel Prize Winner, Seamus Heaney, Dies at Age 74
Seamus Heaney, Irish poet, playwright, translator, lecturer and recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature, has died at the age of 74.
Born at Mossbawn farmhouse between Castledawson and Toomebridge, he resided in Dublin until his death.
Other awards that Heaney has 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). He has been a member of Aosdána since its foundation and has been Saoi since 1997. He was both the Harvard and the Oxford Professor of Poetry and was made a Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres in 1996. Heaney's literary papers are held by the National Library of Ireland. On 6 June 2012, he was awarded the Lifetime Recognition Award from the Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry.