Seamus Heaney had the idea to make a personal selection of poems from across the entire arc of his writing life, a selection small yet comprehensive enough to serve as an introduction for all comers. He never managed to do this himself, and no other edition exists which has such a broad range, drawing from first to last of his prize-winning collections. But now, finally, the project has been returned to, resulting in an intimate gathering of poems chosen and introduced by the Heaney family. In 100 Poems, readers will enjoy the most loved and celebrated poems, as well as discover new favourites.
To celebrate the publication of 100 Poems, we are delighted to invite you to a special Faber Members evening of readings and reflections. Join Edna O’Brien, Nick Laird, Daljit Nagra, Catherine Heaney and Faber Poetry Editor Matthew Hollis in the atmospheric setting of the Print Room at The Coronet in Notting Hill on 10 July 2018.
This event, in partnership with Print Room at the Coronet, has priority booking for Faber Members until 4 June. Tickets are £13.50/£12 for Faber Members. To become a Faber Member please go to www.faber.co.uk/members.
For guests with access requirements for the event, please click here to see detailed guidance from the Coronet on visiting the venue.
Date: 10 July 2018
Location: The Print Room at The Coronet
Catherine Heaney was born and grew up in Dublin. She has worked as a journalist and editor in London and Dublin, and is a director of the Estate of Seamus Heaney.
Matthew Hollis is Faber’s Poetry Editor. He is the author of Ground Water (Bloodaxe, 2004), shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Whitbread Prize for Poetry. Now All Roads Lead to France: the Last Years of Edward Thomas(Faber, 2011; Norton, 2012) won the Costa Biography Award and was Sunday Times Biography of the Year.
Born in County Tyrone in 1975, Nick Laird is a poet, novelist, screenwriter, and former lawyer. His poetry collections are To A Fault, On Purpose, Go Giants and, published this August, Feel Free. Awards for his writing include the Betty Trask prize, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, a Somerset Maugham award, the Aldeburgh Poetry Prize, the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Daljit Nagra was born and raised in West London, then Sheffield. He currently lives in Harrow with his wife and daughters. In 2004 his poem ‘Look We Have Coming to Dover!’ won the Forward Prize for Best Individual Poem, and his debut of the same name won the 2007 Forward Prize for Best First Collection, was shortlisted for the 2007 Costa Poetry Award and won the 2008 South Bank Show/Arts Council Decibel Award.
Since her debut novel, The Country Girls, Edna O’Brien has written more than twenty works of fiction. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Irish PEN Lifetime Achievement Award, the American National Arts Gold Medal and the Frank O’Connor Prize. Born and raised in the west of Ireland, she has lived in London for many years.