To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara exclusive proof giveaway

A copy of A Little Life, the exclusive To Paradise proof and a tote bag arranged on a table.

Win an early, exclusive proof copy of To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara before the hardback is published, a copy of A Little Life and a limited edition A Little Life tote bag. 

From the author of the modern classic A Little Life, To Paradise is a bold, brilliant novel spanning three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment, about lovers, family, loss and the elusive promise of utopia.

In an alternate version of 1893 America, New York is part of the Free States, where people may live and love whomever they please (or so it seems). The fragile young scion of a distinguished family resists betrothal to a worthy suitor, drawn to a charming music teacher of no means. In a 1993 Manhattan besieged by the AIDS epidemic, a young Hawaiian man lives with his much older, wealthier partner, hiding his troubled childhood and the fate of his father. And in 2093, in a world riven by plagues and governed by totalitarian rule, a powerful scientist’s damaged granddaughter tries to navigate life without him – and solve the mystery of her husband’s disappearances.

These three sections are joined in an enthralling and ingenious symphony, as recurring notes and themes deepen and enrich one another: A townhouse in Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village; illness, and treatments that come at a terrible cost; wealth and squalor; the weak and the strong; race; the definition of family, and of nationhood; the dangerous righteousness of the powerful, and of revolutionaries; the longing to find a place in an earthly paradise, and the gradual realization that it can’t exist. What unites not just the characters, but these Americas, are their reckonings with the qualities that make us human: Fear. Love. Shame. Need. Loneliness.

To Paradise is a fin-de-siecle novel of marvellous literary effect, but above all it is a work of emotional genius. The great power of this remarkable novel is driven by Yanagihara’s understanding of the aching desire to protect those we love – partners, lovers, children, friends, family and even our fellow citizens – and the pain that ensues when we cannot.


Three lucky winners will win the following:

  • 1x One early, uncorrected proof copy of To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara
  • 1x A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara in paperback
  • 1x limited edition A Little Life tote bag.

To enter the competition, simply fill out the form below. Good luck!

The competition opens at 06:00am on Monday 22 November 2021 and closes at 11:59pm on Tuesday 30th November 2021. Open to UK residents only. Entrants must be 18+. Terms and conditions apply.