2019 VCU Distinguished Visiting Writer Yiyun Li Welcomed

January 31, 2019

Acclaimed author, Yiyun Li, who teaches creative writing at Princeton University, is VCU’s 2019 Distinguished Visiting Writer. She is on campus teaching a workshop for students in the university’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, part of the Department of English in the College of Humanities and Sciences. She also gave a public reading Jan. 30 at the James Branch Cabell Library.

Yiyun Li’s new novel, Where Reasons End, will be published Feb. 5 and has received lavish early praise. In the novel, a woman’s teenage son commits suicide. The woman is a writer and attempts to consider her grief on the page in an imagined conversation with her son, who is as witty, sharp and serious in his replies in death as he was in life.

For more information, please see the interview with Yiyun Li in VCU News.

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