Miguel Syjuco

Miguel Syjuco is 32. He was born in Manila, lived for a decade in Canada, spent three years in Adelaide completing his PhD in creative writing and currently works as an editor at the Gazette in Montreal. Ilustrado won the largest literary prize in the Philippines, the Palanca Award and was recently awarded the Man Asia Literary Award for the best unpublished novel, written in English, by an Asian writer. Ilustrado will be published by Farrar Straus Girroux in the US and Picador in the UK.

Author Lives In: Canada

News and Blog

Mar 9

Perth Writers Festival

by RHA Publicity on 9 March 2011

Day 2 of the festival started for me at a session called People Who Eat Darkness, which is also the name of Richard Lloyd Parry’s book which follows the story of a young British woman Lucie Blackman, who fell prey to unspeakable evil while working as a hostess in Japan. Richard’s insights into the world of the hostess were fascinating to say the least. Having an ex-hostess in the audience...

Mar 8

Perth Writers Festival

by RHA Publicity on 8 March 2011

[caption id="attachment_2346" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The beautiful UWA grounds where the Opening Night Party was held"][/caption] Perth Writers’ Festival was a huge success over the weekend, and over the next few days I will be giving a run-down of some of the highlights and on–the-ground stories from this 4 day event. Perth Writers’...


Books by Miguel Syjuco

  • Ilustrado, Miguel Syjuco 3 stars 1 comments
    by Miguel Syjuco

    Published: 01/06/2010

    One of the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2010. Shortlisted for the Best First Book in the 2011 Commonwealth Writers Prize.