President's Reading Series: Yiyun Li

Today
6pm
Room 26, Mudd Hall Mudd Hall
Homewood Campus
This event is free
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Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

Contact

Hannah Shea

Description

The President's Reading Series and the Writing Seminars will present Yiyun Li.

Yiyun Li grew up in Beijing and came to the United States in 1996. Her 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 gold medal of California Book Award for fiction, and was shortlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Award. Gold Boy, Emerald Girl, her second collection, was a finalist of Story Prize and shortlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Kinder Than Solitude, her latest novel, was published to critical acclaim. Her books have been translated into more than 20 languages.

The President's Reading Series, which started in 2013 and is funded by the university President Ronald J. Daniels, aims to bring some of the world's best and most thought-provoking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry writers to Baltimore for readings of their work.

Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

Contact

Hannah Shea
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