Hanya Yanagihara is the author of The People in the Trees, which was shortlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Her latest novel A Little Life was shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. She was until recently the Deputy Editor at the New York Times’ T Magazine, and she lives in New York City.

Antony Loewenstein is an independent Australian journalist, documentary maker and blogger who has written for the BBC, the Nation and the Washington Post. He’s a weekly Guardian columnist and the author of three best-selling books, My Israel Question, The Blogging Revolution and Profits of Doom: How Vulture Capitalism is Swallowing the World. His latest book is Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe, and he’s currently working on a documentary about disaster capitalism.

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