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Friday, March 20, 2009 9:05 am
Seamus Heaney Wins David Cohen Prize…
Posted by: Courtney Jones

…And £40,000 for a lifetime of excellence in literature and being awesome. David Cohen Prize Judges’ Chair Andrew Motion said it better:

“[Heaney's work has] crystallised the story of our times, in language which has bravely and memorably continued to extend its imaginative reach”, and for his critical writing, his translations and his lecturing, which “have invigorated the whole wider world of poetry”. “Seamus Heaney wins £40,000 David Cohen prize for literature,” by Alison Flood, The Guardian

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