Lecture - Memory and Migration: Conversations with Chinese Women Writers
At Cal State Fullerton
Thursday, May 04, 2006
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
In this series Chinese women writers read from their work and discuss history, memory, migration, and culture from historical and personal perspectives.
Featuring Yiyun Li
Yiyun Li , 2006 PEN/Hemingway Award Winner, will read and discuss her book, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (Random House, 2006).
Yiyun Li grew up in Beijing and came to the United States in 1996. She has an MFA from Iowa Writers’ Workshop and an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. Her stories and essays have been published in The New Yorker, the Paris Review, New York Times Magazine, Prospect, and elsewhere. She was named by The Los Angeles Times as one of the three authors to watch in 2005. She has won the 2006 PEN/Hemingway Award, the inaugural Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Plimpton Prize from the Paris Review, and a Pushcart prize. Her book was chosen for Book Sense Picks as well as the best books for 2005 by the San Francisco Chronicle. She lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and their two sons, and teaches in the MFA program at Mills College.
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