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Meet the Writers
Oscar Hijuelos’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, established him as an acclaimed literary stylist. In our interview, Hijuelos talks about the importance of balance in a writer's life. "The hardest thing about writing is that it's fairly solitary," he explains. "And so unless you have a fully developed outer life, it can get tough sometimes… and that's when you feel a little schizophrenic."