A LITTLE LIFE longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

Picador is delighted to announce:

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A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Is among the 20 longlisted authors for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, announced today (8th March).

American author Yanagihara’s novel was also the bookies’ favourite to win the Man Booker prize last year.

 

Read more about the Bailey’s longlist here.

 

 Now Available in Paperback Format

 

Praise for A Little Life:

 

‘A singularly profound and moving work . . . It’s not often that you read a book of this length and find yourself thinking “I wish it was longer” but Yanagihara takes you so deeply into the lives and minds of these characters that you struggle to leave them behind’ Fiona Wilson, The Times

 

A Little Life makes for near-hypnotically compelling reading, a vivid, hyperreal portrait of human existence that demands intense emotional investment . . . An astonishing achievement: a novel of grand drama and sentiment, but it’s a canvas Yanagihara has painted with delicate, subtle brushstrokes’ Independent

 

‘One of the pleasures of fiction is how suddenly a brilliant writer can alter the literary landscape . . . Ms. Yanagihara’s immense new book . . . announces her, as decisively as a second work can, as a major American novelist. Here is an epic study of trauma and friendship written with such intelligence and depth of perception that it will be one of the benchmarks against which all other novels that broach those subjects (and they are legion) will be measured’ Wall Street Journal

 

‘Martin Amis once asked, “Who else but Tolstoy has made happiness really swing on the page?” And the surprising answer is that Hanya Yanagihara has: counterintuitively, the most moving parts of “A Little Life” are not its most brutal but its tenderest ones, moments when Jude receives kindness and support from his friends . . . “A Little Life” feels elemental, irreducible-and, dark and disturbing though it is, there is beauty in it’ Jon Michaud, New Yorker

 

‘Hanya Yanagihara’s no-holds-barred second novel A Little Life has established her as a major new voice in US fiction’ Tim Adams, Observer

 

‘[A] wholly immersive unforgettable read . . . You won’t stop reading. And it’s a novel that changes you’ Evening Standard

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