Filmed at the FSG offices, Miguel Syjuco gives us some background on his novel.
Miguel Syjuco reads at Readings from Around the Globe: PEN World Voices Opening Night Extravaganza
Miguel Syjuco started with a 200,000 word novel, then cut it up into 10 separate Word documents, then cut it up again into a physical bricolage of numerous paper strips. A few years later he had the award-winning ILUSTRADO.
How do you invent a novel, a famous novelist, and an entire country's imagined literature?
Miguel Syjuco uses a range of Philippine jokes - from the innocent to the bawdy - in his award-winning novel ILUSTRADO. He explains why here.
Miguel Syjuco talks about people confusing him for his protagonist - named, well, Miguel Syjuco - in his award-winning novel ILUSTRADO.