NEW YORK — The New York Times has named Hanya Yanagihara the new editor of T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Ms. Yanagihara is the author of two novels: “A Little Life” and “The People in the Trees.”
T Magazine, currently published 11 times a year and inserted in the Sunday New York Times newspaper, is dedicated to the coverage of fashion, style, art, literature, design, interiors and travel.
In making the announcement, Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times, said, “Hanya is not only an ambitious editor, but a dynamic author who commanded the literary world with her vibrant second novel ‘A Little Life.’ Given her creativity and breadth of experience, Hanya will elevate T’s distinct and provocative storytelling to a level that explores global culture and enriches each part of the T experience, in print and digitally.”
Elizabeth Webbe Lunny, vice president of luxury and publisher of T, added, “Hanya is a wildly respected and imaginative writer, as well as a seasoned editor. Given her intellectual and aesthetic boldness, T will remain the destination for brands that want to be aligned with the most unique and defining coverage of style and culture in the world.”
Previously, Ms. Yanagihara had been editor-at-large of Condé Nast Traveler and served as deputy editor of T Magazine. In 2015, her book “A Little Life” was named to the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, as well as the National Book Award for Fiction.