Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney (1939—2013) was an Irish poet, playwright, translator, lecturer and recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born at Mossbawn farmhouse between Castledawson and Toomebridge, County Derry, he resided in Dublin until his death.

Awards

Books by Seamus Heaney

  1. Book CoverBeowulf

    Bilingual Edition

    New York Times bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Award.More

  2. Book CoverBeowulf: A Verse Translation: A Norton Critical Edition

    Second Edition

    “Accomplishes what before now had seemed impossible: a faithful rendering that is simultaneously an original and gripping poem in its own right.”  —New York Times Book Review

    “Excellent ancillary materials in this critical edition make a potentially alienating text and culture accessible and engaging.” —Tim Melnarik, California State University, San Bernardino

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  3. Book CoverBeowulf: A Verse Translation


    Winner of the Whitbread Prize, Seamus Heaney’s translation "accomplishes what before now had seemed impossible: a faithful rendering that is simultaneously an original and gripping poem in its own right" (New York Times Book Review).More

  4. Book CoverBeowulf: An Illustrated Edition


    Seamus Heaney's best-selling ?Beowulf? is now wedded to more than one hundred glorious images.More