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Oscar Hijuelos: In Tribute and Memory
Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States
Oscar Hijuelos death in 2013 silenced the voice of one of the most articulate writers to examine the loss and triumphs of the immigrant experience. He was first Latino to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his 1989 book, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. His latest novel, Twain and Stanley Enter Paradise, completed shortly before his death, is inspired by the real-life friendship between Mart Twain and explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley. Join Hijuelos’ wife, editor and author Lori Marie Carlson; author and journalist Mirta Ojito; Grammy Award-winning-Latin-jazz musician Arturo O’Farrill; and author and syndicated columnist Ana Veciana-Suaraz for a discussion of the life and legacy this great writer.