04.10.2016 - Hanya Yanagihara

She has only written two books so far, but Hanya Yanagihara (1975) has quickly become famous within the international world of literature. She grew up in Hawaii and Texas and worked at several New York publishing houses. She worked  on her debut novel The People in the Trees for almost twenty years in secret. Immediately Yanagihara received positive responses. Her next novel, A Little Life, she finished in one-and-a-half years. This novel became an instant classic. For months now the book has been leading the ranks in the international bestseller lists and its
success is continuing unabated. 

A Little Life has been translated into Dutch as Een klein leven, and published by publishing house Nieuw Amsterdam. The novel was translated by Kitty Pouwels and Josephine Ruitenberg.