Lowell Lecture

Fiction Days Presents Yiyun Li: Wednesday’s Child

Date & Time

March 20, 2024 at 7 p.m.


Boston College - Gasson 100
140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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Yiyun Li

Presenting Organization

Boston College




Avner Goldstein (avner.goldstein@bc.edu, )

Yiyun Li is the author of eleven books, including The Book of Goose, Where Reasons End, Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life, and Tolstoy Together, 85 Days of War and Peace with Yiyun Li. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, A Public Space, Best American Short Stories, O Henry Prize Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Travel Writing, and elsewhere. Li’s honors and awards include a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a Windham Campbell Prize, a PEN/Jean Stein Award, a PEN/Malamud Award, a PEN/Hemingway Award, a PEN/Nabokov Award, and others. A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, an independent film directed by Wayne Wang and adapted by Li from her short story, was the winner of Golden Shell for best film at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. She is a professor at Princeton University, where she directs the Program in Creative Writing.

Cosponsored by the Boston College Fiction Days Series, American Studies Program, Asian American Studies Program, and the Boston College Forum on Racial Justice in America.