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Oscar Hijuelos (I) (1951–2013)

Oscar Hijuelos was born on August 24, 1951 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer, known for The Mambo Kings (1992) and 2000 Hispanic Heritage Awards (2000). He was married to Lori Marie Carlson. He died on October 12, 2013 in Manhattan, New York City. See full bio »

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 1992 The Mambo Kings (novel)
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 2000 2000 Hispanic Heritage Awards (TV Special)

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Other Works:

(novel) "A Simple Habana Melody (from when the world was good)". New York: HarperCollins, 2002. ISBN-10: 0060175699; ISBN-13: 9780060175696 See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

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He attended community colleges, and was tutored in creative writing by Susan Sontag, Donald Barthelme, and Frederic Tuten. He studied the works of Cuban and Latin American writers including Jose Lezama, Gabriel García Márquez, and Carlos Fuentes. See more »

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