Yiyun Li

Yiyun Li

Yiyun Li is a Chinese American writer. Her first collection of short stories, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, won the 2005 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. A second collection, Gold Boy, Emerald Girl, and a novel, The Vagrants, followed. In 2010, she became a MacArthur Fellow. She is an editor of Brooklyn-based literary magazine, A Public Space.

Interviews with Yiyun Li

Yiyun Li on the ‘Anti-memoir’

Yiyun Li, author of Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life, on the sheer messiness of life, the irrelevance of ‘I’, and why brutal honesty is often the truest way to capture the people we love the most

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