The Nobel Prize in Literature 1923 - William Yeats
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1925 - Bernard Shaw
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1969 - Samuel Beckett
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1995 - Seamus Heaney
Ireland - Sweden Joint Issue
Irish Nobel Prize Winners
October 1, 2004
William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-Century literature.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950) was an Anglo-Irish playwright, critic, and polemicist. He has significant influence on Western theatre, culture, and politics since the 1880s.
Samuel Barclay Beckett (1906 – 1989) was an Irish novelist, playwright, director, and poet. He lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. He is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th Century.
Seamus Justin Heaney (1939 - 2013) was an Irish poet, playwright, translator and lecturer. He was widely recognized as the greatest Irish poet since William Butler Yeats.