Anche quest’anno l’Irlanda non ha vinto il premio Nobel per la letteratura. Si è dovuta ‘accontentare’ del Forward Prize a Seamus Heaney, che il Nobel lo aveva già vinto (1995). Heaney è stato premiato per la raccolta Human Chain.
Heaney thoughts on humanity win top poetry award
By John Spain Books Editor
Thursday October 07 2010
Seamus Heaney has won the Forward Prize, Britain’s best known poetry award. For Heaney, who is already a Nobel Laureate, this award, worth £10,000 (€11,400), is extremely gratifying –especially as he was in the running twice before but lost out on each occasion.
Heaney won the award for his latest collection of poetry, ‘Human Chain’, his first book of poetry since he suffered a stroke in 2006. That experience, and the reminder of his own human frailty and mortality, gave his latest collection a depth of intensity, which won universal praise from the critics.
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