We are delighted to welcome Miguel Syjuco to the 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival.

2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival welcomes author Miguel Syjuco.

His debut novel ‘Ilustrado‘ was a NY Times Notable Book of 2010, as well as the winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize, the Hugh MacLennan Prize, the Palanca Award, and the Filipino Readers’ Choice Award.

Ilustrado by author Miguel Syjuco.

Translated into 16 languages, ‘Ilustrado’ was also a finalist for several international prizes in its various editions and is currently taught in universities and high schools in the Philippines and around the world.


As a journalist and freelance writer, Syjuco was copyeditor at The Independent Weekly (Australia) and The Montreal Gazette, and has written for the New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, the International Herald Tribune, the BBC and many others publications.

He is currently visiting Professor of Practice, Literature, and Creative Writing at New York University in Abu Dhabi, and was recently Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University and International Writer-in-Residence at Singapore’s Nanyang University.

Miguel Syjuco was born and raised in Manila.

Miguel Syjuco at FGLF 2017

Don’t miss meeting Miguel Syjuco at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2017. His events will be announced in November 2016 … Please click the FOLLOW button below to receive email updates as festival news and announcements are published.