Writers

C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis

Novelist & poet, best known for his books - The Chronicles of Narnia

Seamus Heaney
Seamus Heaney

Poet, playwright & lecturer, he won the 1995 Nobel prize for literature. The library at QUB is named in his honour

Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett

Novelist, playwright, theatre director & poet. The 1969 Nobel prize for literature winner wrote in both English & French

Brian Friel
Brian Friel

Dramatist & short story writer, he had 24 published plays and was the co-founder of the Field Day Theatre Company

John Hewitt
John Hewitt

Poet who was appointed the first writer in residence at QUB in 1976 and lives on through the annual John Hewitt Summer School

Sinead Morrissey
Sinead Morrissey

Poet who won the T.S. Eliot prize for her fifth collection in 2014 & the Forward Prize for poetry in 2017