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  • Derek Alton Walcott, OBE OCC 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, 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, and the 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize for his book of poetry, White Egrets.

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  • "for a poetic oeuvre of great luminosity, sustained by a historical vision, the outcome of a multicultural commitment"
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  • Lifetime Achievement Award
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  • Literature
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  • Drama & Performance Art

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