BirthdayJanuary 23, 1930

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Derek Walcott

    Full name: Derek Walcott
    Also known as: Derek Walcott, Walcott, Derek
    Professions: Writer
    Nationality: Saint Lucian
    Occupation: Poet, playwright, professor

  2. Derek Walcott Known for

    United States of Poetry (1995), ...And the Pursuit of Happiness (1986), Poetry Is an Island, Derek Walcott (2013), Shapes of Rhythm: The Music of Galt MacDermot (2015)

  3. Derek Walcott Biography

    Derek Alton Walcott, OBE OCC (born 23 January 1930) is a Saint Lucian poet and playwright. He received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is currently Professor of poetry at the University of Essex. His works include the Homeric epic poem, Omeros (1990), which many critics view "as Walcott's major achievement." In addition to having won the Nobel, Walcott has won 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 and the 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize for his book of poetry White Egrets.

  4. Derek Walcott Family

    Childrens: Peter Walcott, Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw, Anna Walcott-Hardy

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