May 1, 2010 | Instituto Cervantes | New York City

With Nicholas Jose and Miguel Syjuco

Co-sponsored by Instituto Cervantes

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The 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize panel of judges said Philippine-born Miguel Syjuco’s novel Ilustrado was “brilliantly conceived, and stylishly executed,” and congratulated the book’s coverage with seemingly effortless skill of a large historical period. They also commented, “it is ceaselessly entertaining, frequently raunchy, and effervescent with humor.” Today he joins his former teacher at Adelaide University, Nicholas Jose, who now heads the Australian Studies Department at Harvard, to talk about fatherhood, regret, revolution, and the mysteries of lives lived and abandoned.

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