Hanya Yanagihara lives in New York City.
The world Yanagihara conjures up, full of dark pockets of mystery,
is magical. * The Times *
Power and its abuses are at the heart of this richly imagined novel . . . In structure and subject, The People in the Trees pays tribute to Vladimir Nabokov's two masterpieces: Pale Fire and Lolita . . . Perina's voice - wry, superior, unthinkingly cruel - is one of the key triumphs of the book. Another triumph is the astonishingly thorough invention of Yanagihara's Micronesian country. -- Katie Kitamura * Guardian *