In conversation with Andy Kahan, Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams, Jr. director of author events
“A wrenching portrait of the enduring grace of friendship” (NPR), Hanya Yanagihara’s bestselling novel A Little Life is a story of tragedy and transcendent praise to brotherly love and an unsettling meditation on sexual abuse, suffering, and the difficulties of recovery. A National Book Award Finalist and short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, it was named to dozens of publications’ “best books of the year” lists. Yanagihara is also the author of The People in the Trees, shortlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for debut fiction. She is editor-in-chief at T Magazine: The New York Times Style Magazine. A story about the deep recesses of the human heart, To Paradise, her new centuries-spanning novel, follows three sets of characters navigating alternate realities that reveal frightening implications for our own lives.