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Yiyun Li

Chinese writer

1972   -  

genre: novel, short story
country of citizenship: People's Republic of China
languages spoken, written or signed: American English, English
educated at: Peking University, University of Iowa
occupation: writer, screenwriter, university teacher, journalist
award received: MacArthur Fellows Program, Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, Guardian First Book Award, O. Henry Award, Asian American Literary Awards

Yiyun Li (born November 4, 1972) is a Chinese-born writer and professor in the United States. Her short stories and novels have won several awards, including the PEN/Hemingway Award and Guardian First Book Award for A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, and the 2020 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award for Where Reasons End. She is an editor of the Brooklyn-based literary magazine A Public Space.
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