Best European Fiction 2011New Irish Short Stories

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Yiyun Li


Shorlisted for the 2011 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award


Yiyun Li at the Cork International Short Story Festival

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.


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Yiyun Li website

Li interviewed by MLC Director Patrick Cotter (video)

Yiyun Li interview in the New Yorker




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