The Minister of Culture and Sports, José Guirao, considered that Claudio López Lamadrid, who died on Friday in Barcelona at the age of 59, "dignified the work of the editor" and was one of the pioneers in the transformation that the sector has experienced during the last two decades.
Guirao has made these statements to journalists at the Sant Gervasi funeral home in Barcelona, where he has gone this afternoon, together with family, friends and representatives of the publishing and literary world to give a last goodbye to López Lamadrid.
The editor, of aristocratic origins and belonging to a cultural lineage linked to the world of culture and literature, had been born in the Catalan capital in 1960 and was editorial director of the Spanish division of the Penguin Random House group.
"He led, consciously or unconsciously, the enormous transformation that the edition of the book has had in the last 20 or 25 years." He knew how to combine the catalog of consolidated authors and that they had a huge sales success without neglecting to discover new talents and writers. , and take care of them, "said the minister.
"With the loss of Claudio López Lamadrid one of the great editors of Spain has been lost, he is a person who has done irreplaceable work within the edition", underlined Guirao, who this morning attended the rugby match that has faced the UE Santboiana and the Barça Rugby, in a meeting that has also served to raise funds for the programs of aid to poverty of the Red Cross.