Heaney receives the David Cohen Prize for Literature.
- Title David Cohen Prize for Literature
- 1st Broadcast 18/03/2009
- ContributorRay Kennedy (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:30
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title Award for a Lifetime's Achievement in Literature
- Extended description
Shortly before his 70th birthday, Heaney was awarded the David Cohen Prize for Literature in recognition of the "sheer scale" of his literary achivements. The prize is given every two years to a writer from Britain or Ireland in recognition of a lifetime's achievement. The judges, chaired by British poet laureate Andrew Motion, felt that Heaney was an obvious choice.
Heaney nominated Poetry Aloud, an annual poetry-speaking schools competition, as the recipient of a secondary prize.
An RTÉ News report on Seamus Heaney receiving the David Cohen Prize for Literature.
- Local keywords Seamus Heaney, Poet, Poetry, Literature, David Cohen Prize for Literature, Andrew Motion, Poetry Aloud, Ray Kennedy
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 2009
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier BN09/077
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