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Oscar Hijuelos


USA flag (b.1951)

Oscar Hijuelos was born of Cuban parentage in New York City in 1951. He is a recipient of the Rome Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among others.
 
Anthologies edited
Cool Salsa (1994) (with Lori Carlson)
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Non fiction
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Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (1989) : The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1990) : The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (1996) : Mr. Ives' Christmas


Oscar Hijuelos recommends
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The Palace of the White Skunks (1991)
(Pentagonia, book 2)
Reinaldo Arenas
"A beautiful, heartfelt book by a passionate and epic writer at the height of his powers."
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Spin (1991)
Donald Everett Axinn
"A compelling novel of undeniable energy and lyric force, filled with vivid scenes and characters and memorable insights."
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The Inland Sea (2000)
Steven Varni
"A book of indelible moments and touching vignettes about childhood and that elusive and lovely 'long ago' that haunts and informs memory. In this tenderhearted and well-rendered book, Steven Varni opens hearts."
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The Guardians (2007)
Ana Castillo
"A moving book that is both intimate and epic in its narrative."
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The Lost Daughter (2012)
Lucy Ferriss
"One of the best writers around."

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