Sunday, June 5, 2011

Boston Globe Interviews Oscar Hijuelos

A collector of signed editions and 1911 encyclopedias. (Boston Globe, 6/5/2011)

Excerpt: When Oscar Hijuelos won the Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for “Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love” he became the first Hispanic writer to win the award. In his new memoir, “Thoughts Without Cigarettes,” the writer explores the incubator of his literary talents, his childhood in working class 1950s New York City. Hijuelos will discuss his new book Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith.

Curiously, Peggy Lee doesn't sing.

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