The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
By Oscar Hijuelos
Original Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Current Publisher: Hyperion
- E.L. Doctorow for Billy Bathgate
- Katherine Dunn for Geek Love
- Oscar Hijuelos for The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
- Amy Tan for The Joy Luck Club
Fiction Winner That Year: John Casey for Spartina
Fiction Judges That Year: Not Available
The Year in Literature:
- Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Camilo José Cela won the Nobel Prize for literature.
More Information: Hijuelos became the first Latino to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1990 for The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.