Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize

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    Seamus Heaney's Portrayal of Pain and Suffering Heaney, born 1939 was one of the nine children of Margaret and Patrick Heaney who ran a family farm in Mossbawn, Northern Ireland. Heaney enrolled at Queen's College in 1957 after attending his local town school and opting not to follow in his fathers success of being a farmer. He took up a position as a lecturer at St. Joseph's College, Belfast 1963! He then went on to acheive a scholarship in English Language and Literature

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    was published in 1966 and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize in 1967. He was also an influential poet, journalist and broadcaster, and contributed to political and sporting life in Scotland through a series of columns and TV programmes. His brother, Hugh McIlvanney, is also a respected journalist. He won a number of awards, including the Whitbread Prize, the Crime Writers' Association's Silver Dagger, the Saltire Award and the Glasgow Herald People's Prize. He married young and his marriage

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    The Noble Prize winning writer in literature John Maxwell Coetzee was born in Cape Town , Cape Province, Union of South Africa, on 9 February 1940 to African Parents. He has the honour of winning the booker prize twice. The first Booker Prize is for Life & Times of Michael K in 1983, and the second one is for Disgrace in 1999. In 2003 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Life And Times Of Michael K,(1983)also won the Prix Etranger Femina Prize. Duskland (1974) was his first published

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