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Pulitzer-winning novelist Hijuelos dies

October 14, 2013
The Associated Press

NEW YORK - Oscar Hijuelos (ee-HWAY'-los), a Cuban-American novelist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his work "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love," has died in New York. He was 62. His agent, Jennifer Lyons, said Hijuelos died of a heart attack in Manhattan while playing tennis Saturday. Hijuelos' writings often captured the losses and triumphs of the Cuban immigrant experience.

 
 
 

 

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