The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
By Oscar Hijuelos
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060955458, 464pp.)
Publication Date: January 2000
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Novelist Oscar Hijuelos was the first Latino writer to win the prize for fiction, for his second novel, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. He died over the weekend at age 62. David Greene talks to author Gustavo Perez Firmat, who is a Columbia University professor and was a friend of Hijuelos. More at NPR.org
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