Miguel Syjuco

Miguel Syjuco
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Miguel Syjuco received the 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize and the Philippines’ highest literary honor, the Palanca Award, for the unpublished manuscript of Ilustrado. Born and raised in Manila, he currently lives in Montreal.


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On Writing a Novel Without Having to Write a Novel

How do you invent a novel, a famous novelist, and an entire country's imagined literature?

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Writing Jokes Without Punchlines

Miguel Syjuco uses a range of Philippine jokes - from the innocent to the bawdy - in his award-winning novel ILUSTRADO. He explains why here.

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Are You the Author or The Character?

Miguel Syjuco talks about people confusing him for his protagonist - named, well, Miguel Syjuco - in his award-winning novel ILUSTRADO.

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Miguel Syjuco on ILUSTRADO's Story

Filmed at the FSG offices, Miguel Syjuco gives us some background on his novel.

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Miguel Syjuco reads from Ilustrado

Miguel Syjuco reads at Readings from Around the Globe: PEN World Voices Opening Night Extravaganza

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The Experimental Process for His Experimental Novel

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.

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Syjuco discusses Ilustrado at the PEN World Voices Festival

"Hear author Miguel Syjuco discuss his novel Ilustrado with Nicholas Jose at the PEN World Voices Festival. Ilustrado, winner of the 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize, is a rich and dramatic family saga of four generations, tracing one hundred and fifty years of Philippine history. Learn more about the book Ilustrado at http://us.macmillan.com/ilustrado/MiguelSyjuco Read about author Miguel Syjuco at http://us.macmillan.com/author/miguelsyjuco"

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Ilustrado

Miguel Syjuco
Picador

WINNER OF THE 2008 MAN ASIAN LITERARY PRIZE A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR It begins with a body. On a clear day in winter, the...


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