First foot forward for Heaney
Thursday 07 October 2010
The Irish poet Seamus Heaney won the Forward Poetry Prize last night, having been a runner-up on two previous occasions.
The Nobel laureate, 71, was awarded the £10,000 "best collection" prize for his anthology Human Chain, which in part tackles issues of old age.
The collection, Heaney's 12th, was his first new set of poems for four years. "It is one of the most enhancing rewards which the art and the individual artist can be granted," said the writer.
"I am truly grateful to all concerned."
filmWith more than 70% of early films lost, archivists are turning to science to preserve the few examples that remain
NFL fans were so loud during a match that their celebrations registered as a minor earthquake
Tyre firm aimed to show how their tyres would perform in ‘unexpected’ conditions
Latest in News
North Korea: Kim Jong Un 'sacks powerful uncle and has his aides executed'
What made Charles Saatchi grab my throat, by Nigella Lawson - as she accuses him of threatening to 'destroy' her with drug claims
Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
Lee Rigby murder trial: Police reveal dramatic new images and footage of the moments two suspects are arrested
Food poverty in UK has reached level of 'public health emergency', warn experts
- 1 The hardwired difference between male and female brains could explain why men are 'better at map reading'
- 2 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 3 UK chef creates world's most expensive ready meal - a fish pie costing £314
- 4 Food poverty in UK has reached level of 'public health emergency', warn experts
- 5 I’m sure Kate Moss doesn't care about posing for Playboy. But I do