Premio de Cervantes

The Premio de Cervantes is awarded annually to honor the lifetime achievement of an outstanding writer in the Spanish language. The prize is similar to the Booker Prize in that it rewards authors from multiple (in this case Spanish speaking) nations. Unlike the Booker Prize it is awarded only once in recognition of the recipients overall body of work and is therefore regarded as a type of Nobel Prize in Literature in the Spanish language. It is named after Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote.

2016Eduardo Mendoza (1943-)
2015 - Fernando del Paso (1935-)
2014 - Juan Goytisolo (1931-2017)
2013Elena Poniatowska (1932-)
2012 - José Manuel Caballero (1926-)
2011 - Nicanor Parra (1914-)
2010 - Ana María Matute (1926-2014)
2009 - José Emilio Pacheco (1939-2014)
2008 - Juan Marsé (1933-)
2007 - Juan Gelman (1930-2014)
2006 - Antonio Gamoneda (1931-) 

2005 - Sergio Pitol (1933-) 

2004 - Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio (1927-) 
2003 - Gonzalo Rojas (1917-2011)
2002 - José Jiménez Lozano (1930-) 
2001 - Álvaro Mutis (1923-2013) 
2000 - Francisco Umbral (1935-2007) 
1999 - Jorge Edwards (1931-) 
1998 - José Hierro (1922-2002) 
1997 - Guillermo Cabrera Infante (1929-2005) 
1996 - José García Nieto (1914-2001) 
1995 - Camilo José Cela (1916-2002) 
1994 - Mario Vargas Llosa (1936-) 
1993 - Miguel Delibes (1920-2010) 
1992 - Dulce María Loynaz (1902-1997) 
1991 - Francisco Ayala (1906-2009) 
1990 - Adolfo Bioy Casares (1914-1999) 
1989 - Augusto Roa Bastos (1917-2005) 
1988 - María Zambrano (1904-1991) 
1987 - Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012) 
1986 - Antonio Buero Vallejo (1916-2000) 
1985 - Gonzalo Torrente Ballester (1910-1999) 
1984 - Ernesto Sabato (1911-2011) 
1983 - Rafael Alberti (1902-1999) 
1982 - Luis Rosales (1910-1992) 
1981 - Octavio Paz (1914-1998) 
1980 - Juan Carlos Onetti (1909-1994) 
1979 - Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) and Gerardo Diego (1896-1987) 
1978 - Dámaso Alonso (1898-1990) 
1977 - Alejo Carpentier (1904-1980) 
1976 - Jorge Guillén (1893-1984)

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