Awards and Special Honors

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Miguel Delibes

Awards and special honors of Miguel Delibes

in chronological order


Nadal Award

In his fourth call –1947–for his first novel, “La sombra del ciprés es alargada”.


National Literature Prize

For his fifth novel, “Diario de un cazador”.


Fastenrath Awards of RAE (Real Academia Española)

For “Siestas con viento sur”, work composed of four stories: “La mortaja”, “Los nogales”, “Los raíles” and “El loco”.


Critics Award in the category of Spanish narrative

Granted by la Asociación Española de Críticos Literarios for his eighth novel, “Las ratas”.


Fulbright Grant

What do you enjoy in the University of Maryland in United States.


Member of RAE (Real Academia Española)

To occupy the armchair “e” lowercase.
Enter the academic corporation on May 25, 1975.

Member of the Hispanic Society of America


Tribute to Miguel Delibes

What does the VII Congreso Nacional de Libreros.
Held in June in Valladolid.


“Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras” Award

Shared with Gonzalo Torrente Ballester.


Doctor honoris causa

For the University of Valladolid.


Premio de las Letras de la Junta de Castilla y León

In its first edition.

Autor del Año y Libro de Oro

Of the Spanish booksellers.

“Vida sana” Award

Given by la asociación homónima, dedicated to the promotion and development of biological culture.


“Ramón Godó Lallana” Journalism Award

In his twenty-first edition for his press article “Juventud y novela”.

Chevalier de l`ordre des Arts et de Lettres

For the Government of the French Republic.


“Hijo Predilecto” of the Valladolid


Doctor honoris causa

For the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.


“Air Inter” Award

To the best foreign novel published in France in 1987 by “Cinq heures avec Mario” at the II Book Congress of Bordeaux.


Doctor honoris causa

By University of Sarre, in Germany.


Premio Nacional de las Letras Españolas

Granted by the Ministry of Culture.


“Amigos de la Tierra 92” Award

Given by the homonymous international environmental association.

Award of the Cámara de Contratistas of Castilla y León

In “recognition of his contribution to the knowledge of our Community and the good use of the Spanish language”.


“Rojas Zorrilla” Theater Award

To The best dramatic text by live author , corresponding to 1992, for the theatrical version of “Las guerras de nuestros antepasados”.

Gold Medal of the Province of Valladolid

Espiga de Oro

Of the 38ª Valladolid International Film Week ( SEMINCI ) for his contribution to cinema from literature.

“Miguel de Cervantes” Spanish Language Literature Award

Given for el Ministerio de Cultura, maximum recognition of Spanish letters. The writer will receive this Prize, from Rey de España Juan Carlos I, April 25, 1994 in Alcalá de Henares.

Honorary Member of the Pediatric Society of Asturias, Cantabria and Castilla y León


Elle magazine readers prize

For his novel “Diario de un jubilado”.


Doctor honoris causa

For the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares.


I Premio “Luka Brajnovic” de la Comunicación

Given for the University of Navarra.


Premio Nacional de Narrativa

Given for el Ministerio de Cultura, for his novel “El hereje”.

Gold Medal for Merit at Work

According to agreement of Consejo de Ministros, April 30.


Tribute to Delibes at the Valladolid Book Fair

With a public reading of “El hereje” by authorities and citizens.

Cid de Honor

For his contribution to the seventh art in the 29 Festival de Cine y Literatura de Burgos.


Premio Extraordinario en los galardones Castellanos y Leoneses del Mundo

(Junta de Castilla y León and El Mundo) in his first edition.

“Provincia de Valladolid a la Trayectoria Literaria del Siglo XX” Award

Granted by Diputación de Valladolid.


Medal of the Association of “Directores de Escena de España” (ADE)

As “recognition of his contribution to contemporary Spanish theater”.

“Por un Mundo Rural Vivo” Award

Granted by the Instituto de Desarrollo Comunitario (IDC), “for its dignification of the rural environment”.


Premio VOCENTO a los Valores Humanos

The award ceremony takes place on October 17, in Valladolid from the Kings of Spain.


“Quijote” Award

Awarded by the Asociación de Escritores de España.


Doctor honoris causa

By the University of Salamanca, at the proposal of the Department of Animal Biology of the Faculty of Biology.

Tribute of the City Council of Ávila

At 60th anniversary of the novel “La sombra del ciprés es alargada
set in that city.


Adoptive Son of Molledo Portolín

Cantabrian town in which the novel is located “El camino” and with a close connection to the family history of the Delibes. At the same time that a street is dedicated.

“Dragona Iberia” Award

To the artistic expression granted by the New Water Culture Foundation “for having explained in his work our relationship with nature in a universal language: that of feelings and memory”.

Gold Medal of Castilla y León

Given by Junta de Castilla y León.

Gold Medal for Tourist Merit of Cantabria

He is tha grandson of a woman from Cantabria from Molledo de Portolín and because he contributed to spread the knowledge of our traditions and culture throughout novels such as “El camino” or “Mi vida al aire libre.