• Galardonado 2015


    Colombian writer Pablo Montoya was the winner of the XVI edition of the "José Donoso" Latin-American Literature Prize, awarded by the University of Talca in recognition of the work done by Spanish and Portuguese speaking writers. In the report on which the six specialists who made up the international jury based their decision, the vast and varied production of the author was highlighted, whose pen has traveled through short stories, poetry, novels, essays and literary criticism.

  • Galardonado 2015


    Guatemalan narrator, essayist and translator, Rodrigo Rey Rosa is considered one of the most promising figures in Latin American literature.

    His handling of brevity, ellipses and open endings are stylistic traits that have made him an accomplished master of the short story and the novel, attributes that led him to obtain in his native country the 2004 Miguel Angel Asturias National Prize for Literature.

    Among his collected works in numerous anthologies are included " Cárcel de árboles "; " Lo que soñó Sebastián ", made into a film  by the author himself; " Ningún lugar sagrado " and " La orilla africana ", inspired by his relationship with Paul Bowles, translator of his early works.

  • galardonado 2014


    Silviano Santiago is a poet, novelist, short story writer and essayist. Author of essays as "Uma literature tropics" (1978), "Nas malhas da letter," or "cosmopolitanism do poor" and "As raízes e o labirinto da América Latina", and the novels "Em Liberdade", "Stella Manhattan", "Viagem ao Mexico" and "One Thousand Roses Roubadas". The Jury of the 2014 José Donoso Latin American Literature Prize was composed by: Raquel Olea, Chilean writer; Celina Manzoni, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina; Andrea Pagni, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany; Fernando Iwasaki, Peruvian writer; Jorge Wolf, University of Santa Catarina, Brazil; and Javier Pinedo, Universidad de Talca.

  • Galardonado 2013


    Pedro Lemebel. In 2013, the Prize was awarded to writer, visual artist and chronicler Pedro Lemebel. The international jury was composed of María Pérez López, president of the jury and academic from the University of Salamanca; John G. Gelpi, from the University of Puerto Rico; Rafael Gumucio, from the U. Diego Portales, Chile; Francine Masiello, from the University of California at Berkeley, United States; Carolina Sancholuz from the U. Nacional de La Plata, Argentina; and the general coordinator of the prize, Javier Pinedo, director of the Institute of Humanistic Studies "Juan Ignacio Molina" from the Universidad de Talca.

  • Galardonado 2012


    Juan Villoro. In 2012, the prize was awarded to writer Juan Villoro. The international jury was composed of Dr. Mechthild Albert from the University of Bonn, Germany and Geneviève Fabry from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium; Anthony Stanton, from El Colegio de México, a global specialist in Octavio Paz; Dr. Pedro Luis Barcia, president of the Argentine Academy of Literature; and director of the prestigious publication 'America sin nombre' and the academic from the University of Alicante, Spain, Dr. Carmen Alemany Bay.

  • galardonado 2011


    SERGIO Ramírez. In 2011, the Prize was awarded to Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramírez. The international jury was composed of Peter Schultze-Kraft (Translator of Latin American literature to German language); Carmen Gómez García (Professor of Language and Literature, Complutense University of Madrid); Monika Wehrheim, (Professor of Literature, University of Bonn, Germany); Cecilia García Huidobro (Dean of the Department of Communication and Letters at the Universidad Diego Portales); Juan Durán-Luzio (essayist and professor of Literature, National University of Costa Rica), and the coordinator of the award, Javier Pinedo.

  • galardonado 2010


    DIAMELA ELTIT. She holds a degree in Literature, in 1979 the writer and teacher of Spanish was one of the founders of the Collective of Art Actions (EACH). She is recognized as the author of one of the most far-reaching narrative projects in contemporary novel through a theoretical, aesthetic, social and political proposal from a new reading space. Her works include “Una milla de cruces sobre el pavimento”, “Lumpérica”, “Por la patria”, “El cuarto mundo”, “Vaca sagrada”  and the award winner novel " Los Vigilantes".

  • galardonado 2009


    JORGE VOLPI. Born in Mexico in 1968, he is the youngest writer to receive the award that recognizes the most outstanding Latin American literature. Belonging to the so-called "Crack Generation ", Volpi has developed a literary career that walks between fiction, essay and political analysis". He is the author of "El insomnio de Bolívar", “A pesar del oscuro silencio”, “La paz de los sepulcros” y “El temperamento melancólico”, among other titles.

  • Galardonado 2008


    Javier Marías is a Spanish novelist. He won the prize in recognition of his production, which includes not only his works of fiction, but also essays and criticism. In 1970 he wrote his first novel, “Los dominios del lobo ". Between 1983 and 1985 he taught Spanish Literature and Theory of Translation at the Oxford University, in 1984 at Wellesley College in Boston, and between 1987 and 1992 at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid.

  • Galardonado 2007


    Miguel Barnet.  Cuban Miguel Barnet received the award for his work "oriented to the testimonial novel, poetry and essay". Miguel Barnet was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1940. Among his works, the novels "Biografía de un cimarrón" (1966); "La canción de Rachel" "Gallego" y "La vida real" are outstanding

  • Galardonado 2006


    Antonio Lobo Antunes. The Portuguese writer Antonio Lobo Antunes received the distinction for the originality with which he addresses the role of peripheral cultures of the world. Author of “Buenas tardes a las cosas de aquí abajo " (2003) and " Sonetos a Cristo " (2005), among others, Lobo Antunes has a degree in medicine with the specialty of psychiatry. Between 1970 and 1973 he participated in the last phase of the war of colonial liberation in Angola, which has been a recurring theme in many of his books.

  • Galardonado 2005


    Ricardo Piglia. (Argentina, 1941), professor, narrator, literary critic and scriptwriter, won the 2005 "José Donoso " Literature Prize in recognition for the quality of his narrative, synthesis of critical lucidity and literary invention.
    He published his first book, "La invasión", in 1967, that won the Casa de las Americas Prize, and in 1975 "Nombre falso ", translated into French and Portuguese. In 1980 " Respiración artificial " made him one of the models of Argentine literature.

  • Galardonado 2004


    Antonio Cisneros was born in Lima, Peru, on December 27, 1942, and studied at the Catholic and San Marcos universities, in Peru. He obtained his Doctorate in Letters in 1974 and served as a university professor and journalist in his country and abroad. He is the author of eleven books of poetry, including "Destierro", "David", "Comentarios reales", "Canto ceremonial contra un oso hormiguero", "Agua que no has de beber", "Como higuera en un campo de golf".

  • Galardonado 2003


    Isabel Allende. The author of "La casa de los Espíritus” (1982), she received the award for her contribution to the task of "accommodating the female voice, which had been marginalized in the previous literature". Her work is recognized by "the impact it caused in the 80s, when projecting an image of Chile opposed to the versions of the military regime".

  • Galardonado 2002


    Beatriz Sarlo. She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1942. She was a professor of English literature at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters at the University of Buenos Aires. She has published on diverse topics, such as sentimental popular literature, history of journalism and media, cinema and mass culture related to artistic production, as well as the role of intellectuals. 
    “El imperio de los sentimientos" (1985) and “Una modernidad periférica"  (1988) are among her books.

  • Galardonado 2001


    José Emilio Pacheco. José Emilio Pacheco, from Mexico, was distinguished by his quality, path and contributions to Latin American literature. Pacheco is a poet, novelist, essayist, literary critic, translator and journalist. Born in Mexico City, on June 30, 1939, he studied in the Faculties of Law and Philosophy and Letters at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).