Hanya Yanagihara is the author of The People in the Trees and A Little Life. She is a former editor-at-large for Conde Nast Traveler and deputy editor at The New York Times T Magazine. Her novel A Little Life won the 2015 Kirkus Prize, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. The People in the Trees was shortlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize in 2014. She joined the PEN America Board in 2016.