Thu 23 March


Hanya Yanagihara

To Paradise


Hanya Yanagihara is a critically acclaimed and bestselling novelist and the editor in chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Her million-copy bestseller, A Little Life, won the Kirkus Prize and Fiction of the Year at the British Book Awards, was a Man Booker Prize finalist, and has been adapted to stage by Ivo van Hove. Her latest novel, To Paradise, is a Sunday Times #1 Bestseller and has been widely hailed as a masterpiece.

Georgina Godwin is an independent broadcast journalist. A regular chair of literary events, she’s the voice of the Arts Podcast for The British Council. She is also Books Editor for Monocle 24 and presenter of the in-depth author interview show Meet the Writers.

Supported by Waterstones


This spring, UEA Live welcomes Hanya Yanagihara, critically acclaimed author of the modern classic A Little Life. Yanagihara will be in conversation with Georgina Godwin about her latest work To Paradise – a bold, brilliant novel that spans three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment, about lovers, family, loss and the elusive promise of utopia.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception and author book signing.




“It’s rare that you get the opportunity to review a masterpiece, but To Paradise, definitively, is one… I’m not sure I’ve ever missed the world of a book as much as I miss To Paradise now I’ve left it.”

The Observer

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