Hanya Yanagihara


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Hanya Yanagihara is a critically acclaimed and bestselling novelist and the editor-in-chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Following the publication of her debut novel, The People in the Trees–an anthropological adventure story and examination of cultural collision, colonization, and moral ambiguity–The New York Times declared Yanagihara, “a writer to marvel at.” Her second work, A Little Life, was a National Book Award finalist, a Man Booker Prize finalist, and a Kirkus Prize recipient. 

It appeared on numerous best book lists from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, The Economist, Newsweek, and the Huffington Post, among others. An astonishing odyssey of friendship, trauma, and the limits of solace; it has gone on to become a cultural phenomenon. Her latest novel, To Paradise, debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. It is a bold, brilliant novel spanning three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment about lovers, family, loss, and the elusive promise of utopia.

In her presentations, Hanya Yanagihara explores the themes of her novels as well as her journey to becoming a writer. Having published her first book at age 38 while still working full-time, Yanagihara encourages audiences to live creatively while balancing the demands of everyday life.

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A Little Life