Either/Or: Notes from a Difficult Year

Essay Yiyun Li

Everything a writer produces is posthumous.
SØREN KIERKEGAARD, EITHER/OR

Once someone followed me across a parking lot after a reading, insisting that I should be not a writer but a stand-up comedian. Once an interviewer told me I was “well mannered” considering how dark some of my  [...]

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Issue 25

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25

Winter 2017

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Yiyun Li is the author of two story collections, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers and Gold Boy, Emerald Girl, and the novel The Vagrants (all Random House). She was selected by The New Yorker as one of their Twenty Writers Under Forty, and was a 2010 MacArthur Fellow. ​

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