A Cuban American novelist, he’s most widely known for his 1989 function, The Mambo Kings Play Tracks of Like. The novel earned him the Pulitzer Reward for Fiction and was later on adapted right into a feature film. He gained undergraduate and graduate levels in creative composing from the town College of NY. Pursuing graduation, he worked well in marketing before devoting himself to some full-time writing profession. He became the very first Hispanic article writer to earn the Pulitzer Reward for Fiction. He was created in NEW YORK to Cuban immigrant parents (Pascual and Magdalena Hijuelos). He was wedded double; his second wife was fellow article writer, Lori Marie Carlson. He researched under Susan Sontag at the town College of NY.