by Seamus Heaney
This site offers a brief biography of Heaney, recordings to some of his readings, and helpful external links. Dig in!
Check out more details on Heaney's life and work. Shmoop's going to have a Nobel Prize page someday, too. We just know it.
Here are some links to academic work about Seamus Heaney. Read, learn, and be dorky.
Hear what the author himself thinks this poem is about (we should probably trust him). And also, best accent ever.
Check out this awesome interview with Heaney, in which he talks about the writing process. We could all learn a thing or two from a Nobel Prize winner.
Heaney, among other poets, reads and lectures at the Robert Lowell memorial lecture. This is serious stuff.
Check out this audio montage of Seamus Heaney reading "Digging." Is this how you pictured it?
Here, you can listen to Heaney's acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize. Pretty awesome, huh?
Or not – they're kind of ugly.
They're not really drills at all.
Check out the skinny tie!
We wonder what's so funny.
Here's the press release from the Nobel Committee. In it, you'll find out why exactly our Heaney was awarded the prestigious prize. (Hint: because he's awesome.)