Yiyun Li

Yiyun Li

Yiyun Li grew up in Beijing and has lived in American since 1996. She is the author of two novels, The Vagrants and Kinder than Solitude, two story collections, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers and Gold Boy, Emerald girl, and a book of nonfiction, Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life. Her latest book is Where Reasons End. Li has won numerous awards, including Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, PEN/Hemingway Award, Guardian First Book Award, California Book Award, Sunday Times/EFG Short Story Award, and others. Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages. She was named by The New Yorker as one of the top 20 writers under 40. MacArthur Foundation named her a 2010 fellow. She is a contributing editor to the Brooklyn-based literary magazine, A Public Space, and teaches creative writing at Princeton University.

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