- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Gotham (June 2, 2011)
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos has won multiple awards for his novels that feature locales as exotic as beautiful Havana and subjects as universal as family, dreams, love, and music. For his latest project, he writes from the heart about the people and places that have inspired his internationally bestselling novels. Thoughts Without Cigarettes will detail those developmental years of his life, immigrant life in New York in the 50s and 60s, his relationship with his father, an eye-opening return visit to Cuba later in life, influential time spent in Europe, and much more. A comprehensive look at the development of an unlikely writer, Thoughts Without Cigarettes will offer a guide through Hijuelos’s innermost thoughts and experiences.
Oscar Hijuelos is the first Latino to have ever been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction, which he won in 1990 for The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. He is also a recipient of the Rome Prize and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among others. His eight novels have been translated into over twenty-five languages. Hijuelos was born in New York City and spent a very small part of his early years in Cuba. He currently spends part of the year in Durham, North Carolina, where he teaches at Duke University.
Oscar Hijuelos’ TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Thursday, June 2nd: Lit and Life
Friday, June 3rd: The Brain Lair
Monday, June 6th: Chaotic Compendiums
Wednesday, June 8th: Suko’s Notebook
Thursday, June 9th: Rundpinne
Friday, June 10th: Regular Rumination
Monday, June 13th: Bookstack
Wednesday, June 15th: A Fanatic’s Book Blog
Thursday, June 16th: Life is a Patchwork Quilt
Monday, June 20th: Book Club Classics!
Tuesday, June 21st: Silver and Grace
Thursday, June 23rd: Bonjour, Cass!
Monday, June 27th: Dolce Bellezza
Tuesday, June 28th: In the Next Room
Friday, July 8th: A Library of My Own
Date TBD: Colloquium – reschedule