Some Favorite Writers: Yiyun Li, 2014
Yiyun Li’s debut collection, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, PEN/Hemingway Award, Guardian First Book Award, and California Book Award for first fiction. Her novel The Vagrants, won the California Book Award gold medal for fiction. Gold Boy, Emerald Girl, her second collection, was a Story Prize finalist and short-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. In 2010 she received the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Her recent novel is Kinder Than Solitude.
This series is supported in part by the UCLA Department of English and Friends of English.
This series of readings is organized by Mona Simpson, author of My Hollywood, Anywhere But Here, and Off Keck Road. Readings are followed by discussions with Simpson.
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