Award-winning Writer and Educator
Yiyun Li is the author of A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, The Vagrants, and Gold Boy, Emerald Girl. A native of Beijing and a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she is the recipient of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, the Whiting Writers' Award, and the Guardian First Book Award.
In 2007, Granta named her one of the best American novelists under thirty-five. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, A Public Space, The Best AmericanShort Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories, among others.
She teaches writing at the University of California, Davis, and lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and their two sons.
For further information about Yiyun Li, please visit her website at: www.yiyunli.com