Heaney wins Capote Award

From Associated Press

Seamus Heaney, an Irish poet who received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1995, has won the Truman Capote Award for literary criticism.

Heaney, author of such poetry collections as “Death of a Naturalist” and “Door Into the Dark,” will receive $50,000 for the anthology “Finders Keepers: Selected Prose 1971-2001.”

The University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, which administers the prize on behalf of Capote’s literary estate, announced the award Friday. Books of general literary criticism in English, published during the last four years, were eligible for nomination.