He was born in Mossbawn, North Ireland on 8 July 1939. He is an Irish poet, essay writer and translator. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1995. He got the attention from the audience with his first book Death of a Naturalist (1966). He favors the everyday wonders of life. Other books: Door into the Dark (1969), Wintering Out (1972), Station Island (1984), The Haw Lantern (1987) and Seeing Things (1991). He has also written numerous essays.