Seamus Heaney

“I’ve always associated the moment of writing with a moment of lift, of joy, of unexpected reward.”  “I always believed that whatever had to be written would somehow get itself written,” says Seamus Heaney.  In an intimate exchange, the Nobel laureate talks to fellow Irish poet Dennis O’Driscoll about his early writing life, the Troubles and the divide between private man and public poet.

An extract from Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney by Dennis O’Driscoll (Faber) here.

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