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Oscar Hijuelos in His Own Words

Cassandra Neace

Staff Writer

Cassandra Neace is a high school English teacher in Houston. When she's not in the classroom, she reads books and writes about them. She prides herself on her ability to recommend a book for most any occasion. She can be found on Instagram @read_write_make

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 CigarettesWhile 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

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Oscar Hijuelos on the Americas Society 

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INTERVIEW: Pulitzer Prize Winner Oscar Hijuelos

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On The Outside: Oscar Hijuelos Plays Songs of Love 

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Duke Reads: Oscar Hijuelos on Richard Holmes’s The Age of Wonder

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