May 24, 2017

Yiyun Li Will Join Lewis Center Faculty

Award-winning writer Yiyun Li will join the Lewis Center for the Art’s Program in Creative Writing faculty at Princeton University in September 2017. She has been appointed as a full professor of creative writing and will be teaching undergraduate creative writing workshops.

Ms. Li’s debut short story collection, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, PEN/Hemingway Award, The 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 International Dublin Literary 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. A MacArthur Foundation Fellow, she was named by The New Yorker as one of the “20 under 40” fiction writers to watch.