The novel, which also won the National Book Critics Award earlier this year, revolves about Oscar, an obese comics fan and his dysfunctional Dominican family.
“I am in disbelief,” Junot told the Daily News yesterday. This is his first novel. He has also published a story collection, “Drown.” His work has also appeared in The New Yorker and The Paris Review.
Until Monday, Oscar Hijuelos was the only U.S. Latino writer to ever receive the Pulitzer Prize in literature, for “The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love,” published in 1989.