Award for a Lifetime's Achievement in Literature

EXHIBITION : SEAMUS HEANEY

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Heaney receives the David Cohen Prize for Literature.

  • Title
    David Cohen Prize for Literature
  • 1st Broadcast
    18/03/2009
  • Contributor
    Ray 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.

  • Information

    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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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    16:9 (widescreen)
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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