Sergio Pitol

Mexican politician and writer (1933-2018)

Sergio Pitol Deméneghi (18 March 1933 – 12 April 2018) was a Mexican writer, translator and diplomat. In 2005 he received the Cervantes Prize. He was born in Puebla, Mexico.[1] In the 1980s, he served as Ambassador to Czechoslovakia.[2] He also served as a professor at the UNAM, at the Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, and at the University of Bristol in England.

Pitol died of complications from a stroke on 12 April 2018 in Xalapa, Mexico at the age of 85.[3]


  1. "Discurso Sergio Pitol, Premio Cervantes 2005 -". (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. "Sergio Pitol Papers (C1283) -- Sergio Pitol Papers". Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  3. Muere el escritor mexicano Sergio Pitol a los 85 años (in Spanish)

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