According to The Los Angeles Times, del Paso will receive $135,000.00 for this accomplishment. Throughout his career, he has written poetry, essays, and novels. His best-known book is called Palinuro of Mexico.
The New York Times reports that this prize is considered “the highest literary award in the Spanish-speaking world. The annual prize is awarded for an author’s entire body of work.” Past winners include Álvaro Mutis (2001), Juan Marsé (2008), and Juan Goytisolo (2014).