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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 7:00pm
603 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78703-5413
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A Little Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804172707
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - January 26th, 2016

Wednesday, March 23 at 7PM

Bestselling Author
speaking & signing
A Little Life







We are proud to present bestselling author and 2015 Kirkus Prize Award-winner Hanya Yanagirhara at our store this evening. She will be in conversation with Clay Smith of Kirkus Reviews over A Little Life. 

A line ticket is required for the signing and available with the purchase of a copy of A Little Life from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please present proof of purchase to receive a line ticket. We'll begin distributing signing line tickets at 5:00 PM on March 23rd.


When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he’ll not only be unable to overcome—but that will define his life forever.
In rich and resplendent prose, Yanagihara has fashioned a tragic and transcendent hymn to brotherly love, a masterful depiction of heartbreak, and a dark examination of the tyranny of memory and the limits of human endurance.


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 The New York Times Style Magazine.

If you cannot attend the event and would like to order a signed copy of the book, add the book to your cart and put SIGNED COPY in the comments field at checkout. We ship all over the world!

Thank you for supporting Hanya Yanagihara and your local independent bookstore!