Miami, FL (Vocus) September 2, 2010
Oscar Hijuelos was the first Latino author to win the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his bestseller Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love - subsequently adapted to film and a Broad Way musical. Growing up in New York City as the son of Cuban immigrants, his experiences fired his novels. Through his writing, Hijuelos brought to life the worlds of Latino immigrants and their descendants as they struggled to adapt to a new culture without losing their rich heritage. An icon of the Cuban immigrant experience, Hijuelos’ writing has brought the Hispanic immigration experience to the forefront of the American culture.
Twenty years ago the publication of Oscar Hijuelos’ The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love was greeted with front page reviews. Twenty years later, we celebrate Hijuelos’ achievement, with his new book BEAUTIFUL MARIA OF MY SOUL, the story behind the Mambo Kings’ famed song. The novel retells the Mambo Kings’ story through the eyes of María, the girl behind the famous song.
Amongst his many achievements, Hijuelos is a recipient of the Rome Prize and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. His five previous novels have been translated into twenty-five languages. He lives in New York City and splits his time between there and Durham, North Carolina where he teaches at Duke University.
Be a part of the author’s experience, as he retells the story behind the stories he is famous for. Then join us for a private book signing of BEAUTIFUL MARIA OF MY SOUL open to Summit guest only.
In addition to presenters like Oscar Hijuelos, attendees of the Summit will get the chance to discuss best practices, challenges, and how to gain a competitive advantage within the industry. The Summit fosters an environment of candid dialogue where cutting edge research and business-building initiatives are revealed.
To register for the Multicultural Marketing Summit or for more information, please visit http://www.multiculturalmarketingsummit.com or call 1-888-309-2005.
About Multicultural Marketing Summit
The 7th Annual Multicultural Marketing Summit is produced and hosted by Geoscape® and brings together the state-of-the art in geo-demographics, analytics, strategy, and best practices across industries. Presenters share knowledge and insights on ground-breaking research, professional experiences, and techniques specific to marketing, media, and distribution with in an increasingly diverse business environment. The event will take place Oct. 27th-29th, 2010at the Epic Hotel in Miami, Florida.