Derek Walcott

Reference Number
RF460634917
Gender
Male
Artists Name
Derek Walcott
Activity of Fame
  • Author
Birth Dates
Star Sign
Aquarius (Jan 21st – Feb 19th)
Country of Birth
Saint Lucia
State of Birth
Castries Quarter
City of Birth
Castries
Death Dates
Date of Death
Mar 17, 2017
Age (Years)
87
Cause of Death
Age Weakness
Country of Death
Saint Lucia
State of Death
Gros-Islet
City of Death
Dauphin
Location
Country of Funeral
Saint Lucia
State of Funeral
Gros-Islet
Description
Sir Derek Alton Walcott, KCSL OBE OCC (23 January 1930 – 17 March 2017) was a Saint Lucian poet and playwright. He received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. He was Professor of Poetry at the University of Essex from 2010 to 2013. His works include the Homeric epic poem Omeros (1990), which many critics view "as Walcott's major achievement." In addition to winning the Nobel Prize, Walcott received many literary awards over the course of his career, including an Obie Award in 1971 for his play Dream on Monkey Mountain, a MacArthur Foundation "genius" award, a Royal Society of Literature Award, the Queen's Medal for Poetry, the inaugural OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, the 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize for his book of poetry White Egrets and the Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry Lifetime Recognition Award in 2015.



Walcott died at his home in St. Lucia on 17 March 2017. He was 87.



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