Monday, October 14, 2013

Oscar Hijuelos, First Latino Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Is Dead at 62

Posted Sunday, October 13, 2013, at 7:15 p.m., ET. Last modified Monday, October 13, 2013, at 6:19 p.m. ET

1951-2013

Oscar Hijuelos, who immortalized New York's ebullient Latin Jazz scene and the Cuban immigrant experience of the pre-Castro era in his Pulitzer-winning novel The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, died Sunday in Manhattan after collapsing during a tennis match. 

Read more at the New York Times and NBCLatino. Read some recent reviews and interviews here.

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