The Aragonese novelist and essayist Soledad Puértolas entered the RAE on November 21, 2010 under the "shelter" of 'Don Quixote', "the great novel of the Spanish language" and a "continuous stimulus for writers." The author, she becomes the fifth female academic, and recognizes that her admission is "an unparalleled and unforeseen honor."
He dedicates his entrance speech to the institution, entitled "Allies. The secondary characters of Don Quixote", to the secondary characters of the masterpiece of Spanish literature and argues: "I have a weakness for the secondary characters, for those whom, in the different orders of life and art, they have to occupy marginal positions," answers academic José María Merino.
The candidacy of the writer, elected on January 28 as a former full member of the Royal Spanish Academy to occupy the "g" chair, vacant after the death of its previous holder, the scientist Antonio Colino, is supported by José Antonio Pascual, Luis Mateo Díez and Carmen Iglesias.
Author of an extensive work, among her titles are The Doubly Armed Bandit (Sesame Award, 1979); The night remains (Planeta Award, 1989), The hidden life (Anagrama Essay Award, 1993), the Glauka Award (2001) in recognition of his career in the cultural field, the Aragonese Literature Award (2003), for his relevant literary career as a narrator and essayist, the Community of Madrid Culture Award (2008), the Zaragoza Gold Medal (2012), the
José Antonio Labordeta Prize for Literature (2016), and the last to date, the Liber Prize for the most outstanding Spanish-American author (2022), awarded by the Federation of Editors' Guilds of Spain (FGEE), for his constant defense of the book, reading and intellectual property.