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Seamus Henry is a renowned Irish poet and professor who won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature.
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Born in County Derry, Northern Ireland on April 13, 1939, Seamus Henry published his first book in 1966, Death of a Naturalist, which created stirring portraits of his rural upbringing. Later titles like Field Work and The Haw Lantern looked at his homeland’s tumultuous political affairs. A lover of mythology, Henry has taught at Berkley, Harvard and Oxford, and won the Nobel Prize in 1995.
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