Shorlisted for the 2011 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award
Photo © John Minihan
Reading Friday, 16 September with Valerie Trueblood @ 9pm
The Ballroom, Metropole Hotel, Cork
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 was the recipient of the inaugural Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, the Whiting Writers’ Award, and the Guardian First Book Award. She teaches writing at the University of California, Davis, and lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and their two sons.