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Yiyun Li chronicles her collaboration with director Wayne Wang on the film adaptation of her short story "A Thousand Years of Good Prayers."
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- Yiyun Li
- Yiyun Li is the author of A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, The Vagrants, and a new novel, Kinder than Solitude, which will be published in February 2014. A native of Beijing and a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she is the recipient of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, the Whiting Writers' Award, and the Guardian First Book Award. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, A Public Space, The Best American Short Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories, among others. She teaches writing at the University of California, Davis, and lives in Oakland, California.