Oscar Hijuelos, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his book “The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love,” died in Manhattan on October 12, 2013, at the age of 62. Born in New York in 1951 to Cuban immigrant parents, Hijuelos specialized in writing about the lives of immigrants adapting to a new culture. In 2011, Hijuelos published his first non-fiction book, “Thoughts Without Cigarettes.” In this NYC-ARTS interview, Rafael Pi Roman spoke to Hijuelos about the memoir, his life and his writings.