Yiyun Li on A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

Approx. Duration: 2 hour 23 minutes

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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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Guest Biography

    • 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.

Yiyun Li on A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

    • A Thousand Years of Good Prayers
    • Wayne Wang
    • A retired widower travels from Beijing to the United States to visit his estranged daughter, in Wayne Wang's quietly touching adaptation of the short story by Yiyun Li.