Artists' Fellowship - 1986
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More about the Artist:
Oscar Hijuelos’ 1989 novel The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love was both a prizewinner and a bestseller. In that work and in several other substantial novels Hijuelos has explored the worlds of Cuban-born and Cuban-descended characters that live in the major cities of the U.S. eastern seaboard.
"Oscar Hijuelos," said the National Review, "forces the Hispanic immigrant experience close to the center of our cultural consciousness, where it very much deserves to be."
Translated into 25 languages, Hijuelos continues to be an active contributor to global literature and a pioneer of Magical Realism. In 2004 Hijuelos adapted his novel The Mambo Kings... as a stage musical, which opened at the Shubert Theater in New York in July, 2005. The music was written by Carlos Franzetti.
Hijuelos 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.
To purchase works by or about Oscar Hijuelos click below:
Our House in the Last World
A Simple Habana Melody
Mr. Ives' Christmas
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love: A Novel
Empress of the Splendid Season
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