Author Yiyun Li

Season 2014 Episode 9 | 28m 52s | Video has closed captioning.

Marcia Franklin talks with author Yiyun Li about her works, including her recent novel, Kinder Than Solitude. Li, who came to the U.S. in 1996, was originally studying to be an immunologist, but fell in love with writing. In addition to many awards for her fiction, Li received a MacArthur “Genius” grant.  She discusses her life, the themes of her books, and why she only writes in English.

Aired: 10/30/14

Rating: TV-G

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