Ricardo Nudelman, who was general manager of the Fund of Economic Culture from 2002 to 2015, and whoever was a representative in Mexico of the Editorial Anagrama From that date until the end of 2016, who was a lawyer by profession and a man of books, died this Sunday at the age of 80.
Joaquin Diez Canedo, who was director of the Economic Culture Fund, between 2009 and 2013, announced the death of his friend, on social networks: “I receive with great sorrow the news of the death of Ricardo Nudelman, teacher, colleague and friend. A man leaves who was a lesson and an example. My condolences to Estela, Santiago, his grandson, who will miss him a lot, and all his friends, many of whom are also mine. “
Born in Buenos Aires, ArgentinaIn 1941, Nudelman, who lived in Spain with his son and grandson, was a lawyer for the Buenos Aires’ University, he completed a master’s degree in Political Science at the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) and was also general manager of Gandhi Bookstores from 1976, (when he arrived in Mexico) to 1985 and again from 1995 to 2002.
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He was the author of the “Dictionary of Contemporary Latin American Politics” (Ed. Océano, México, 2000 and 2005) and also wrote numerous articles in newspapers and magazines in Mexico, Spain and Argentina.
He was a member of the Board of Directors of CANIEM (National Chamber of the Mexican Publishing Industry) from 2003 to 2006. UNESCO expert for the evaluation of projects on cultural industries, from 2012 to 2015. Also invited speaker by CERLALC (Regional Center for the Promotion of Books in Latin America and the Caribbean) repeatedly on professional topics.
In 2002 he received the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle, in the degree of Insignia, which is awarded by the Presidency of the Republic as the highest honor that a foreigner can receive from the Mexican government, and in 2015 he was awarded the National Juan Pablos Award. to the Editorial Merit.
In 2015, Jorge Herralde’s Anagrama publishing house announced that Ricardo Nudelman was its new representative in Mexico, an appointment within the framework of the agreement between Editorial Anagrama and the Feltrinelli group to promote its expansion and growth in Mexico and the rest of Latin America. . Position he held until 2016.
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With more than 50 years in the publishing world, Ricardo Nudelman lived in Mexico for more than 30 years and resided in Spain, in the company of his family.
Friends of the man of books, have mourned his death and expressed their condolences.
Maia schussheim wrote: “Ricardo Nudelman, a beloved friend, has died. I am heartbroken. ”; Consuelo Saízar, who was the director of the FCE, also said: “Ricardo Nudelman has died, and all the pages of all the books are left blank, to pay tribute to the man who was the letters, the stories, the bookstores and the libraries. I can’t bring myself to cry it out ”.
Enrique Vargas Flores, Director of Ibero-American Cultural Space at the Ibero-American General SecretariatHe noted: “I am learning of the passing of the much loved and respected Ricardo Nudelman. The book and its industry cannot be explained without his wise intervention in more than 50 years. Author who in his day was also the manager of Librerías Gandhi, manager of the Fondo de Cultura Económica, a member of Caniem. Argentinian who came to Mexico in the 70’s. Awarded with Águila Azteca, our highest award for his immense contribution. Rest in peace.”
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Ricardo Nudelman, a man of books, dies