Cuban-American author Oscar Hijuelos died on Saturday, October 12, at the age of 62. In 1989, he became the first Hispanic author to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction with his novel The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. It is fitting, perhaps, that his last book was a memoir, titled Thoughts Without Cigarettes. While this is an incomplete picture at best, here’s a look at the author and his work.
Author Oscar Hijuelos Tackles His Toughest Subject: Himself
Oscar Hijuelos on the Americas Society
INTERVIEW: Pulitzer Prize Winner Oscar Hijuelos
On The Outside: Oscar Hijuelos Plays Songs of Love
Duke Reads: Oscar Hijuelos on Richard Holmes’s The Age of Wonder
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