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Yiyun Li


Tuesday, April 15 | 7:00 PM Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202

Together with Hallwalls and Talking Leaves... Books, A Public Space hosts a reading and conversation with APS contributing editor Yiyun Li in celebration of her new novel Kinder Than Solitude (Random House). With APS editor Brigid Hughes.

"The surface of Yiyun Li's prose is deceptively still, but just beneath the surface is the sadness, pain and tragedy of three lives, each one driven into a kind of damaged solitude by the memory of the past. Her characters are portrayed with a harsh beauty, and one's emotions become deeply engaged with their fates, and by the mystery of a poisoned woman, a crime which has shaped—perhaps deformed—them all. This is an exceptional novel and Yiyun Li has grown into one of our major novelists." —Salman Rushdie

Yiyun Li

is the author of six works of fiction—Must I Go, Where Reasons End, Kinder Than Solitude, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, The Vagrants, and Gold Boy, Emerald Girl—and the memoir Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life. She is the recipient of many awards, including a PEN/Hemingway Award, a PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, and a Windham-Campbell Prize, and was featured in The New Yorker’s 20 Under 40 fiction issue. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, A Public Space, The Best American Short Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories, among other publications. She teaches at Princeton University and lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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