Seamus Heaney

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Seamus Heaney was born in County Derry in Northern Ireland. Death of a Naturalist, his first collection of poems, appeared in 1966 and since then he has published poetry, criticism and translations - including Beowulf (1999) - which have established him as one of the leading poets now at work. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. District and Circle was awarded the T. S. Eliot Prize in 2006. Stepping Stones, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, appeared in 2008. In 2009 he received the David Cohen Prize for Literature. Human Chain was awarded the 2010 Forward Prize for Best Collection.

Books by Seamus Heaney

The Cure at Troy

Published: May 2017

The Cure at Troy, by Seamus Heaney, is a verse adaptation of Sophocles' play Philoctetes.

Aeneid Book VI

Published: April 2017

Heaney's final work, a beautiful version of the Aeneid, now available in paperback.

Field Work

Published: March 2017

Seamus Heaney's beloved second collection, Field Work, is published as a Faber Modern Classic in 2017.

Aeneid Book VI

Published: November 2016

Heaney's final work, a beautiful new version of the Aeneid, read by Sir Ian McKellen.

William Wordsworth

Published: July 2016

This new selection of William Wordsworth's poetry is part of a series of collections from six great nature poets.

Aeneid Book VI

Published: April 2016

Heaney's final work, a beautiful new version of the Aeneid.

Death of a Naturalist

Published: March 2016

The classic collection reissued in a beautiful new hardback edition.

New Selected Poems 1988-2013

Published: December 2015

New Selected Poems 1988-2013 offers the poems that Heaney himself selected from his collections Seeing Things, The Spirit Level, Beowulf, Electric Light, District and Circle and Human Chain.

Selected Poems of T. S. Eliot

Published: May 2015

Experience the wonder of the written word from some of the greatest writers of the modern age, with Faber Modern Classics. Featuring an introductory essay by Seamus Heaney.

New and Selected Poems

Published: January 2015

The landmark selection of poems from the greatest poet of our age, read on audio by Seamus Heaney himself.

New Selected Poems 1988-2013

Published: December 2014

New Selected Poems 1988-2013 by Seamus Heaney offers the poems that Heaney himself selected from his collections Seeing Things, The Spirit Level, Beowulf, Electric Light, District and Circle and Human Chain.

New Selected Poems 1966-1987

Published: December 2014

This volume contains a selection of work from each of Seamus Heaney's published books of poetry up to and including the Whitbread prizewinning collection The Haw Lantern (1987).

Opened Ground

Published: December 2013

A new edition of the landmark selection of poems from the greatest poet of our age.

Human Chain

Published: June 2012

A newest collection of poems from Nobel Prize winning writer Seamus Heaney.

District and Circle

Published: January 2012

With more relish and conviction than ever, Seamus Heaney maintains his trust in workaday realities and the mystery of everyday renewals in this new collection of poetry.

Human Chain

Published: August 2011

A new collection of poems from Nobel Prize winning writer Seamus Heaney.

Human Chain

Published: November 2010

A limited, signed and slipcased edition of Seamus Heaney's new collection of poems.

Human Chain

Published: October 2010

A new collection of poems from Nobel Prize winning writer, Seamus Heaney.

The Testament of Cresseid & Seven Fables

Published: May 2010

An exciting new translation of a classic poem by Nobel Laureate, Seamus Heaney.

W. B. Yeats

Published: October 2009

Part of a set of six beautiful, collectable hardcover gift editions.

The Testament of Cresseid & Seven Fables

Published: July 2009

An exciting new translation of a classic poem by Nobel Laureate, Seamus Heaney.

Collected Poems

Published: March 2009

An audio edition to celebrate Seamus Heaney's 70th birthday (April 2009).

Beowulf

Published: May 2007

A bilingual edition of Heaney's prize-winning bestseller, Beowulf.

District and Circle

Published: November 2006

The twelfth collection from this Nobel Prize winning poet

The Haw Lantern

Published: August 2006

A collection of poems exploring the theme of loss.

Death of a Naturalist

Published: July 2006

Reissued to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of its publication

District and Circle

Published: May 2006

The twelfth collection from this Nobel Prize winning poet

Door into the Dark

Published: July 2005

Wintering Out

Published: July 2005

New Selected Poems 1966-1987

Published: July 2005

Beowulf

Published: July 2005

The oldest epic tale in the English language composed between the 7th and 10th century.

Opened Ground

Published: July 2005

A much-needed new selection of Seamus Heaney's work.

Sweeney Astray

Published: July 2005

Diary of One Who Vanished

Published: July 2005

North

Published: July 2005

Field Work

Published: July 2005

School Bag

Published: July 2005

Government of the Tongue

Published: July 2005

Seeing Things

Published: July 2005

The Rattle Bag

Published: July 2005

School Bag

Published: July 2005

Finders Keepers

Published: July 2005

W. B. Yeats

Published: July 2005

In this series a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet from the past

Electric Light

Published: July 2005

Station Island

Published: July 2005

Preoccupations

Published: July 2005

Sweeney's Flight

Published: July 2005

The Spirit Level

Published: July 2005

Redress of Poetry

Published: July 2005

Burial at Thebes

Published: July 2005

The Burial at Thebes

Published: July 2005

The Burial at Thebes is Seamus Heaney's new verse translation of Sophocles' great tragedy, Antigone.

William Wordsworth

Published: July 2005

In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past

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