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Prize-winning 'Mambo Kings' author dies

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Oscar Hijuelos, the Cuban-American author best known for his Pulitzer-prize winning novel "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love," died in New York age 62, his agent said.

He was the first Hispanic to win the Pulitzer in 1990 for the "Mambo Kings," his second novel. The book, is about the adventures of Cuban brothers Cesar and Nestor Castillo, who move to the United States in the 1950s at the height of the Mambo craze.AFP


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