Seamus Heaney#


Seamus Heaney
Sadly, this member passed away.
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Membership Number:2570
Membership type:HONORARY
Main Country of Residence:IRELAND
Section:LITERARY & THEATRICAL STUDIES
Username:sheaney
Elected:2008



Seamus Heaney passed away August 30, 2013.

Positions Held
  • 1998-2006 Ralph Waldo Emerson Poet in Residence at Harvard
  • 1989-1994 Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford
  • 1985-1997 Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Poetry

Honours and Awards
  • 1966 Eric Gregory Award
  • 1967 Cholmondeley Award
  • 1968 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize
  • 1975 E. M. Forster Award
  • 1975 Duff Cooper Memorial Prize
  • 1985 PEN Translation Prize
  • 1995 Nobel Prize for Literature
  • 1996 Whitbread Prize
  • 1996 Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
  • 1999 Whitbread Prize
  • 2001 Golden Wreath of Poetry
  • 2005 Irish PEN Award
  • 2006 T. S. Eliot Prize for District and Circle
  • 2007 Poetry Now Award for District and Circle
  • 2009 David Cohen Prize
  • 2011 Poetry Now Award for Human Chain
  • 2011 Griffin Poetry Prize finalist for Human Chain
  • 2011 Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2012 Griffin Poetry Prize Lifetime Recognition Award
  • Member of the Academia Europaea
  • Member of Aosdána
  • Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres
  • Honorary doctorate from University of Pennsylvania
  • Honorary doctorate from Rhodes University


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