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. His five previous novels have been translated into twenty-five languages.
Books:Thoughts Without Cigarettes, June 2011
Beautiful Maria Of My Soul, June 2010
The Mambo Kings Play Songs Of Love, April 2010
Dark Dude, September 2008
Mr. Ives' Christmas, December 2003
Our House In The Last World, September 2002