Hanya Yanagihara is an American novelist and travel writer of Hawaiian ancestry.
Her first novel, The People in the Trees, based on the real-life case of the virologist Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, was praised as one of the best novels of 2013.
In 2015, her second novel, A Little Life, was published, again receiving favorable reviews. The book became a surprise best-seller. On September 15, 2015, the book was shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for fiction. Yanagihara was also selected as a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Fiction for A Little Life.
Yanagihara was also an editor-at-large at Conde Nast Traveler. She is now a deputy editor at T: The New York Times Style Magazine...
Quotes by Hanya Yanagihara
Why wasn’t friendship as good as a relationship?. Why wasn't it even better?. It was two people who remained together, day after day, bound not by sex or physical attraction or money or children or property, but only by the shared agreement to keep going, the mutual dedication to a union that could never be codified.
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