Date: Saturday, January 14 2017.
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Fairway Pavilion, Galle Fort.
This exceptional novel, which garnered the Man Asian Literary Prize, is a rich and dramatic family saga of four generations.
It traces 150 years of Philippine history forged under the Spanish, the Americans, and the Filipinos themselves. We are treated to an unhindered view of a society caught between reckless decay and hopeful progress. Exuberant and wise, wildly funny and deeply moving, Ilustrado explores the hidden truths that haunt every family.
It is a daring and inventive debut by a new writer of astonishing talent. Through his conversation and reading, Syjuco will bring his novel alive for us.
- Participant: Miguel Syjuco
- Moderator: Anushka Wijesinghe