The Casa de Mateus Foundation has created two Literary Prizes.

The D. Diniz Prize

The D. Diniz Prize was created in 1980 as an annual prize to recognize and honor an outstanding work of poetry, fiction or essay, usually published the year previous to that year’s Prize.

Click here to access the history of the recipients of the D. Diniz Prizes.


The Morgado de Mateus Prize

The Morgado de Mateus Prize was created in 1980, when it was given to both Miguel Torga and Carlos Drummond de Andrade.

Since then, the prize has only been awarded once, in 2013. The Jury of the Morgado de Mateus Prize in 2013—composed of Eduardo Lourenço, Vitor Aguiar Silva and Nuno Júdice—was unanimous in awarding it to Vasco Graça Moura for the totality of his work. That Prize was awarded at the Casa de Mateus at a ceremony on September 21, 2013 at 12 noon.