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Author Lori Marie Carlson Hijuelos is 2015 Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholar

Lori Marie Carlson Hijuelos
Author Lori Marie Carlson Hijuelos delivers the 2015 Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture at CCNY on December 8.

Author Lori Marie Carlson Hijuelos delivers the 2015 Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture at The City College of New York on Tuesday, Dec. 8. In a celebration of her late husband Oscar Hijuelos’s last novel, she engages in a panel discussion on “Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise,” at 5:30 p.m. in the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center. The event is free and open to the public. Click here to register.

The panel comprises award winning novelist and City College alumnus Ernesto Quiñonez ’96BA, ’06MA; Carly Rubin, a CCNY MFA in creative writing student; and moderator David Unger, director of the Publishing Certificate Program at CCNY.

A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and CCNY alumnus, Oscar Hijuelos ’75, ‘84MA, died in October 2013.  His widow, Carlson Hijuelos, is known internationally for her work and for her publications in support of the U.S. Latin American and Latino communities. She often engages in community and educational efforts that raise awareness of the rich Ibero/Latin American heritage that thrives in the U.S.

Among her 17 publications are the landmark award-winning poetry collections, “Cool Salsa” and “Red Hot Salsa.” She has written or edited books in all genres, including picture books and novels.

Previous Rudin Scholars have included: former CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite; former Congresswoman Patricia S. Schroeder; author Walter Mosley, ’91MA; former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw; filmmaker Ric Burns; and Nobel Prize-winning author Mo Yan.

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