Maya Binyam

Honoree, 2024 5 Under 35

Maya Binyam is a writer whose work has appeared in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, the New York Times MagazineNew YorkBookforum, Columbia Journalism Review, and the New York Times Book Review, among others.
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Hangman

book cover for Hangman by Maya Binyam
ISBN 9780374610074 Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers

In the morning, I received a phone call and was told to board a flight. The arrangements had been made on my behalf. I packed no clothes, because my clothes had been packed for me. A car arrived to pick me up. A man returns home to sub-Saharan Africa after twenty-six years in America. More about this book >

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Maya Binyam

Maya Binyam is a writer whose work has appeared in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, the New York Times MagazineNew YorkBookforum, Columbia Journalism Review, and the New York Times Book Review, among others. She is a contributing editor at The Paris Review and has previously worked as an editor at Triple Canopy and The New Inquiry, and as a lecturer in The New School’s Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism program. She lives in Los Angeles.

(Photo credit: Tonje Thilesen)

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