Duke University Linguistics Program

    Oscar Hijuelos
  • Oscar Hijuelos

  • Professor of the Practice and Blackburn Writer in Residence
  • 304C Allen Building
  • Phone: 668-0314
  • Office Hours: ON LEAVE FALL 2013
  • Specialties

    • Creative Writing
  • Research Summary

    Religion and archeology
  • Research Description

    My travels over the past year have been related to my novel writing: since one of my books deals with mystical/religious themes I have been very interested in visiting certain sites, among them, this past year, Avila, in Spain where St. Teresa experienced several of her more important visions. In Cuba, I looked into the archeology that is taking place there-- mainly for details that will relate to one of my protagonists; I was also there for a general overview of how the island has changed.
  • Selected Publications

      • Beautiful Maria of My Soul.
      • Hyperion,
      • 2010.
      Publication Description

      Rights to Beautiful Maria have been sold in 5 countries in 2010.

      • Dark Dude.
      • 2008.
      Publication Description

      Editions of Dark Dude were published in several European countries including Germany and Spain.

      • A Simple Habana Melody.
      • 2007.
      • Our House in the Last World.
      • 2002.
      • Empress of the Splendid Season.
      • 1999.
      • Mr. Ives' Christmas.
      • 1996.
      • The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien.
      • February, 1994.
      • The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.
      • 1990.
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