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1989

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

By Oscar Hijuelos

Original Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Current Publisher: Hyperion

Fiction Finalists That Year:

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.

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