Nobel Laureate

by Frances Clarke, Archivist of the Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010 In November 2011 the National Library of Ireland acquired one of its most important donations for many years – the literary papers of the Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney. The papers have since been catalogued (I was fortunate to work on this collection) and are [...]

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by Annie West, Illustrator Annie recently donated a selection of her prints to our Prints & Drawings Collection Yeats in Love Looking at  my work, you’d probably expect to hear I’m busy with my nose in my Collected Works of W.B. Yeats every day, carefully studying every line, looking for nuance, analyzing every simile and [...]

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by Máire Ní Chonalláin, Assistant Keeper II The Samuel Beckett Collection which belonged to the author’s London bookseller friend, Alan Clodd, has been catalogued. We were fortunate enough to acquire this collection in 2006. The private collection of the Nobel prize-winner’s work is highly regarded as it contains virtually all of Beckett’s works in first [...]

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