To Paradise is the first novel by Hanya Yanagihara since her decades-spanning saga of survival and suffering A Little Life won over the world and became a Booker Prize–shortlisted bestseller. Remarkably, her follow-up is even more ambitious in scope, traversing some three centuries and differing versions of America, and exploring themes of love, loss and the elusive promise of utopia in a fictionalised New York. Hear from Hanya as she introduces her newest novel to Australian audiences in conversation with Anton Enus. Hanya will be appearing live in person.

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Hanya Yanagihara (International)

Hanya Yanagihara

Hanya Yanagihara is a writer and the editor in chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine. She is the author of three novels: The People in the Trees, A Little Life, and, most recently, To Paradise, which debuted at number-one on the New York Times bestseller list. She lives in New York.

Anton Enus (Australian)

Anton Enus

Anton Enus has been a broadcast journalist for more than 35 years, working initially in his native South Africa during the apartheid era and in the transition to democracy. For the past 20 years, he’s been a news presenter for SBS World News. He has also been an ambassador for Bowel Cancer Australia since 2014 and advocates strongly on behalf of the national bowel cancer screening program.