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Queen’s Graduate and Lecturer
Seamus Heaney was one of the 20th century’s most influential and highly regarded poets, playwrights and translators. He was the author of over 20 volumes of poetry and criticism and edited several widely used anthologies. His first volume of work Death of a Naturalist (1966) is recognised as one of the principal contributors to poetry during his lifetime. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995.
The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s is a focal point for creativity in Ireland and is recognised as an international centre of creative and research excellence in the field of literature.
A key figure behind the creation of the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s, Professor Edna Longley is one of the most influential critics writing on modern Irish and British poetry. Her trailblazing views on gender, feminism and censorship have contributed to her lasting impact on the literary landscape of Northern Ireland.