I had the great pleasure of interviewing Hanya Yanagihara the day of the Man Booker readings – which was the night before the award. Sadly, she did not become the first American to win it. But in the interview she addresses some of my questions about the choices she made regarding her writing process and why she thinks a gay audience would relate to A Little Life – even though only one of the four main characters identifies as gay in the “traditional” sense of the word.
The interview was broadcast on Out in South London, a terrific program that covers gay art, theatre, books, film etc. hosted by Rosie Wilby on Resonance 104.4 FM. It will be re-broadcast on Friday at 11am and you can listen to it online here. The interview starts about 14:30 minutes in.