Hanya Yanagihar is an editor at Conde Nast. she is also author of the The People in the Trees, a book which she says she started writing when she was 21, and which took her nearly 20 years to complete.
She started her career in New York working in the publicity department of Vintage Books, working for a number of New York publishers. From 1998-2008, she edited The Asian Pacific American Journal, before joining Conde Nast Traveler in 2005. Her "Word of Mouth" section was nominated for a National Magazine Award in 2007.
Yanagihara has edited several books, and served as a New York Foundation for the Arts Literary Fellow in both 2001 and 2008. She currently lives in New York.
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