Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain held an audience this morning with Mr. José Manuel Caballero Bonald and his wife, Ms. Josefa Ramis, at Palacio de la Zarzuela in Madrid.
Mr. Bonald is the recipient if the 2012 Premio de Literatura en Lengua Castellana ‘Miguel de Cervantes’. The award is the highest recognition of the creative labor of Spanish and Latin American writers. Mr. Bonald will be presented with this prestigious award as a result of his lifetime body of work which includes editing, poetry, novels, and academic efforts such as his contributions to the Seminario de Lexicografía de la Real Academia Española.
In the afternoon, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias hosted a luncheon at Palacio Real de Madrid in honor of Mr. José Manuel Caballero Bonald.