Jorge Núñez Sánchez

Jorge Núñez Sánchez

Jorge Núñez Sánchez (Bolivar, February 6, 1947 – Quito, November 1, 2020) was an Ecuadorian writer, historian, and professor. He was the author of 56 books and co-author of 66 other books. He was a professor at the Central University of Ecuador and Treasurer of the National Academy of History. In 1992 he was appointed the director of the Department of History and Geography of the House of Ecuadorian Culture. In 2010 he was awarded the Eugenio Espejo Prize in Culture by the President of Ecuador.

Personal life

In 1970 Jorge Núñez Sánchez married Susana Grijalva Chacón who he later divorced. In 1985 Núñez married Jenny Londoño López of Guayaquil.

Selected works

  • “The Endless War: United States vs Latin America” (Quito, 1980)
  • “Myth of Independence” (1976)
  • “The History of Ecuadorian Political Parties” (1979)
  • “History of the Ecuadorian Social Security” (1984)
  • “Nicaragua, the Invincible Trench” (1985)
  • “History of the Ecuadorian oligarchy 1750-1912” (1992)
  • “Historical Consciousness of Andrés Bello” (1989)
  • “The Thought of Jose Peralta” (1991) 
  • “Towards a Latin American theory of History” (1992)
  • “Essays on the history of ideas in Latin America” (1993)
  • “The Noontime Country” (1993)
  • “New History of Ecuador” of the National Publishing Corporation, co-author


  • “Interview with Simon Bolivar”, a fiction essay

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