Miguel Delibes Setién, 1920 - 2010 Valladolid–, Spanish novelist, short-story writer, and journalist. Born in Valladolid, Spain, Delibes studied law and economics and from 1945 was a professor of commercial law at the University of Valladolid, also working as a journalist.
He is known for his descriptions of rural life and for his psychological analysis of middle-lower-class characters.
Among his many works are La sombra del ciprés es alargada (1947), Diario de un cazador (1955), Smoke on the Ground (1962, tr. 1972), Five Hours with Mario (1966, tr. 1988), Diario de un jubilado (1995), and El hereje (1999).
He was awarded Spain's highest literary honor, the Cervantes Prize, in 1994.
He died today, may he rest in peace.