Nevil Grey meets author Oscar Hijuelos

Oscar Hijuelos (© Hispanic Heritage Foundation)

In this unedited interview, Nevil Gray talks to Oscar Hijuelos, author the successful “The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love”, which won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize. The conversation focuses on the musical aspects of the book, the author’s musical background and the anecdotal natural of the story. Hijuelos is also a bit of an amateur archaeologist in Rome. 

Interviewer: Nevil Gray

Recorded: November 18, 1990