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Seamus Heaney

Seamus HeaneyAKA Seamus Justin Heaney

Born: 13-Apr-1939
Birthplace: Castledawson, County Derry, Northern Ireland
Died: 30-Aug-2013
Location of death: Dublin, Ireland
Cause of death: Illness
Remains: Buried, Bellaghy Cemetery, Bellaghy, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: Northern Ireland
Executive summary: The Spirit Level

Father: Patrick
Mother: Margaret Kathleen
Wife: Marie Devlin (one daughter)
Daughter: Catherine Ann

    High School: St. Columb's College, Derry, Northern Ireland
    University: BA, Queen's University Belfast (1961)
    Professor: Visiting Professor, Harvard University
    Professor: Oxford University (1989-94)

    Athenaeum Club (London)
    Nobel Prize for Literature 1995
    Whitbread Prize 1996 for The Spirit Level
    Whitbread Prize 1999 for Beowulf
    Cholmondeley Award 1967

Author of books:
Death of a Naturalist (1966, poetry)
Door into the Dark (1969, poetry)
Wintering Out (1972, poetry)
North (1975, poetry)
Field Work (1979, poetry)
Preoccupations: Selected Prose, 19681978 (1980, essays)
Sweeney Astray: A version from the Irish (1983, translation)
Station Island (1984, poetry)
The Haw Lantern (1987, poetry)
Seeing Things (1991, poetry)
Selected Poems, 19661987 (1991, poetry)
The Midnight Verdict (1993, translation)
The Redress of Poetry (1995, lectures)
The Spirit Level (1996, poetry)
Opened Ground: Poems 1966-1996 (1998, poetry)
Beowulf (1999, translation)
Electric Light (2001, poetry)
Finders Keepers: Selected Prose 1971-2001 (2002, essays)

Wrote plays:
The Cure at Troy (1991)
The Burial at Thebes (2004)

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