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The Premio Miguel de Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Prize) is awarded annually to honour the lifetime achievement of an outstanding writer in the Spanish language. The prize is similar to the Booker Prize, with its candidates from Commonwealth countries, in that it rewards authors from multiple nations, in this case, Spanish-speaking. Unlike the Booker Prize, it is awarded only once in recognition of the recipient's overall body of work and is therefore regarded as a type of Spanish language Nobel Prize in Literature.

The award is named after Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote.

The candidates are proposed by the Language Academies of the Spanish-speaking countries, and the prize is awarded by the Ministry of Culture of Spain.

The winner receives a monetary award of 90,000 euros.

Cervantes Prize winners

List of Cervantes Prize winners (as of 2009)
Year Author Nationality
1976 Jorge Guillén  Spain
1977 Alejo Carpentier  Cuba
1978 Dámaso Alonso  Spain
1979 [1] Jorge Luis Borges  Argentina
1979 [1] Gerardo Diego  Spain
1980 Juan Carlos Onetti  Uruguay
1981 Octavio Paz  Mexico
1982 Luis Rosales  Spain
1983 Rafael Alberti  Spain
1984 Ernesto Sabato  Argentina
1985 Gonzalo Torrente Ballester  Spain
1986 Antonio Buero Vallejo  Spain
1987 Carlos Fuentes  Mexico
1988 María Zambrano  Spain
1989 Augusto Roa Bastos  Paraguay
1990 Adolfo Bioy Casares  Argentina
1991 Francisco Ayala  Spain
1992 Dulce María Loynaz  Cuba
1993 Miguel Delibes  Spain
1994 Mario Vargas Llosa  Peru
1995 Camilo José Cela  Spain
1996 José García Nieto  Spain
1997 Guillermo Cabrera Infante  Cuba
1998 José Hierro  Spain
1999 Jorge Edwards  Chile
2000 Francisco Umbral  Spain
2001 Álvaro Mutis  Colombia
2002 José Jiménez Lozano  Spain
2003 Gonzalo Rojas  Chile
2004 Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio  Spain
2005 Sergio Pitol  Mexico
2006 Antonio Gamoneda  Spain
2007 Juan Gelman  Argentina
2008 Juan Marsé  Spain
2009 José Emilio Pacheco  Mexico


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