Change is in the air at T: The New York Times Style Magazine.
WWD has learned that Hanya Yanagihara has tendered her resignation at the magazine. She will be leaving The Times in early May. Yanagihara, who penned her second book “A Little Life” last year, had served as T’s deputy editor since June.
She follows articles editor Emily Stokes out the door. Stokes, who was promoted to the senior position by T editor in chief Deborah Needleman last summer, has left for The New Yorker, where she will serve in the new role of features editor for its Web site.
WWD reached out for comment, as well as to inquire if the editors would be replaced. The Times did not respond to requests seeking comment.
T Magazine experienced its fair share of changes last year, with the most visible departure being that of fashion director at large Joe McKenna. He was eventually succeeded by Marie-Amélie Sauvé. On the business side, publisher Brendan Monaghan decamped for Condé Nast Traveler late last year. In the process, Monaghan lured away a handful of his former coworkers. Last month, T filled the publisher role when it hired Elizabeth Webbe Lunny, who most recently worked at Women’s Health.
Yanagihara’s departure may not be a total surprise. A former editor at large of Condé Nast Traveler, her book has received laudatory reviews and is a bestseller. The former deputy editor of T is set to speak about the novel with CFDA president and chief executive officer Steven Kolb, at NeueHouse in New York, on Wednesday evening.