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Very sad news in the literary world, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos has passed away. According to a statement made by his publicist, the novelist suffered a heart attack while playing tennis in New York. Oscar became the first Hispanic writer to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his best-selling novel The Mambo Kings Play Songs Of Love. The Cuban author was best known for his portrayal of Latino characters assimilating to life in the United States. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.
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