Feb 23, 2014 — Yiyun Li's latest novel is a coming of age novel set in the Tiananmen Square era in Beijing. Li spoke with NPR's Rachel Martin about lonely youth and China's post-Tiananmen generation.
Aug 27, 2012 — Tell Me More looks at literature from the rising BRICS nations: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Of those countries, China may be considered the most powerful. But for award-winning author Yiyun Li, it's China's personal stories that intrigue her. She discusses her book Gold Boy, Emerald Girl with host Michel Martin.
Dec 17, 2010 — A new kind of world is taking over — and these writers are a step ahead. Writer Pankaj Mishra picks fiction that provides steady footing in a world that's constantly being reshaped by capitalism and technology.
Sep 22, 2010 — Yiyun Li's lyrical and elegant short stories explore loneliness in modern China. Born in Beijing in 1972, Li focuses with great empathy on older generations who survived the chaos and personal disruptions of the Cultural Revolution.
Sep 26, 2005 — Alan Cheuse reviews A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Chinese emigre Yiyun Li. It's a collection of stories about life in modern China and the United States.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of A Thousand Years Of Good Prayers: Stories by Yiyun Li. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.