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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 7, 2003

(Mahwah) – Oscar Hijuelos, the first Cuban-American novelist to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction, will give a reading on Monday, October 27 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Friends Hall (SC-219) at Ramapo College of New Jersey. The event is sponsored by the College’s Culture Club.

Hijuelos received the coveted Pulitzer for his novel, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love (1989). Attendees also will have an opportunity to meet the dynamic author. His other works are Our House in The Last World (1983), The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez (1993), and Empress of the Splendid Season (1999).

The Culture Club will serve a variety of ethnic foods and refreshments. Friends Hall is located in Room SC-219 of Ramapo College. There is no charge for this event.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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