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Yiyun Li grew up in Beijing and came to the United States in 1996. Her fiction has been published in The New Yorker and Best American Short Stories, among others. Her debut collection, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, won the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the California Book Award for first fiction. Li's novel, The Vagrants, also won the California Book Award's gold medal for fiction. Her latest book, Gold Boy, Emerald Girl is a collection of short stories. Li has received fellowships from Lannan Foundation and Whiting Foundation, and MacArthur Foundation named her a 2010 Fellow. She is a contributing editor for the Brooklyn-based literary magazine A Public Space and teaches at University of California, Davis.