Yiyun Li Birth:
Yiyun Li Background and Writing:
She has published stories in The New Yorker, Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere. Yiyun Li's debut story collection, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, won the Frank O'Conner International Short Story Award, PEN/Hemingway Award, Guardian First Book Award, and California Book Award for first fiction. Her first novel, The Vagrants (2009) won a gold medal of California Book Award.
She lives in Oakland, California with her husband and two sons. She teaches at the University of California, Davis and serves as an editor for Brooklyn based literary magazine, A Public Space..