Seamus Heaney Donates His Papers and Gets Recommended by Bill Clinton
FSG poet Seamus Heaney is popping up in the press. The Nobel Laureate has donated a collection of his papers, including his drafts and working notebooks, to the National Library of Ireland.
"The focus, really, is going to be on the working writer and how he produced his poems so it's really all about the written word. . . Given the move to electronic records, it may be one of the last paper archives of a major writer to become available."
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And Heaney's The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes was recommended by Bill Clinton as a must-read of the year on NBC's Today Show, in a segment with Mindy Kaling of The Office fame.