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The New York Times has found its new leader for T Magazine.
Hanya Yanagihara has been named the new editor of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, succeeding Deborah Needleman, who departed the publication last November.
“Hanya is not only an ambitious editor, but a dynamic author who commanded the literary world with her vibrant second novel A Little Life,” said Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times. “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.”
Yanagihara served as editor-at-large of Conde Nast Traveler before joining T Magazine as deputy editor.
Yanagihara, who was born in L.A. and grew up in Hawaii, published her first novel, The People in the Trees, in 2013. Her second tome, A Little Life, was released in 2015 and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and National Book Award for fiction.
Given Yanagihara’s strength in storytelling, perhaps there will be a bigger emphasis on longform stories in T Magazine. Either way, it will be interesting to see how the novelist will transform the stylish glossy.
In other NYT news, Stuart Emmrich stepped down after seven years as the editor of the newspaper’s Styles section. He confirmed the news via Twitter.
Some news: After 7 years, 736 weekly deadlines, 14 NYFWs (and 1 dinner with Justin Timberlake), I am stepping down as editor of @NYTStyles
— stuart emmrich (@StuartEmmrichNY) April 4, 2017
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