Contributors / July 2018 (Issue 40: Writing the Philippines)

Miguel Syjuco
ImageMiguel Syjuco, a contributing opinion writer of the International New York Times, is a novelist, journalist, and university professor from the Philippines. His debut novel Ilustrado was a NY Times Notable Book of 2010 as well as the winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize, the Palanca Award, and many other accolades. Currently an Assistant Professor of Practice, Literature, and Creative Writing at New York University Abu Dhabi, Syjuco has worked for the Montreal Gazette and the Independent Weekly in Adelaide, Australia. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, Time, Newsweek, the International Herald Tribune, the Globe & Mail, the BBC, the CBC, Inside Higher Ed, OpenDemocracy, and many others. Born in Manila, Syjuco received a BA in English Literature from the Ateneo de Manila University, an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide, and was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University. Both his fiction and non-fiction focus on politics, history, inequality, cultural identity, literature, and formal experimentation. [Creative Non-fiction]

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