novel, short story
country of citizenship: People's Republic of China
language of expression: 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 (Chinese: 李翊雲; born November 4, 1972) is a Chinese writer who lives in the United States. Her short stories and novels have won several awards and distinctions, 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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