In 2009, Miguel Bonnefoy won the Grand Prix de la Nouvelle de la Sorbonne with La Maison et le Voleur. In the same year he published Quand on enferma le labyrinthe dans le Minotaure (edizione del Giano, Rome). In 2011 he published Naufrages, which won the Prix de l'Inaperçu in 2012. In 2013 he won the Prix du Jeune Écrivain with Icare et autres nouvelles. In 2015, Le Voyage d'Octavio was a finalist for the Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman, Prix de la Vocation, Prix des Cinq Continents - Mention Spéciale, Prix Fénéon, Prix Edmée de la Rochefoucauld and Prix L'Ile aux Livres. In 2016, his novel Jungle won the Prix des Lycéens et Apprentis d'Ile-de-France. In 2017, Sucre Noir was a finalist in the Prix Femina, Prix Mille Pages, Prix Renaissance and Prix des lycéens de l'Escale du Livre de Bordeaux. In 2018 and 2019 he was a resident at the Villa Médicis. In 2020 he published Héritage, which won Prix des Libraires, Prix Valery Larbaud and was a finalist for the Grand Prix de l'Académie Française and the Goncourt des Lycéens. In 2021 and 2022 he was a "fellow" of the DAAD artist residency in Berlin. In 2022 he published L'inventeur, for which he won the Prix Patrimoines and Louvre Banque Privée prizes.