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Pulitzer winner readies 2 books

January 30, 2008|From the Associated Press

Oscar Hijuelos is writing a companion novel to his Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love" and also plans a memoir that will include his encounters with such musicians as Ruben Blades and Lou Reed.

The two books were announced jointly Tuesday by Hyperion Books, which will publish the novel ("Beautiful Maria of My Soul") in 2009, and Gotham Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) that will release his memoir, "Thoughts Without Cigarettes," in 2010.

The son of Cuban immigrants, the 56-year-old Hijuelos became the first Latino to win the fiction Pulitzer when he was cited for "Mambo Kings," which came out in 1990 and tells the story of musicians-brothers Nestor and Cesar Castillo.

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