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[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHbeEBCFXrM[/youtube]
Oscar Hijuelos on the Americas Society[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF8y5C7vOL8[/youtube]
INTERVIEW: Pulitzer Prize Winner Oscar Hijuelos[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIZ5quwnOlE[/youtube]
On The Outside: Oscar Hijuelos Plays Songs of Love[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMJum3gr-V0[/youtube]
Duke Reads: Oscar Hijuelos on Richard Holmes’s The Age of Wonder[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU7OH6KPGiM[/youtube]
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