Yiyun Li

1972 - Today

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Yiyun Li (born November 4, 1972) is a Chinese-born writer and professor in the United States. Her short stories and novels have won several awards, including the PEN/Hemingway Award and Guardian First Book Award for A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, and the 2020 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award for Where Reasons End. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yiyun Li has received more than 221,229 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Yiyun Li is the 5,695th most popular writer, the 980th most popular biography from China and the 103rd most popular Chinese Writer.

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  • 220k

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  • 45.77

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.58

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.59

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Yiyun Li ranks 5,695 out of 5,794Before her are Espido Freire, Elena Milashina, Marlon James, Sanal Edamaruku, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, and Ann Patchett. After her are Mika Brzezinski, George Monbiot, Édouard Louis, Sophie Dahl, Claudia Amengual, and Niloofar Rahmani.

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Among people born in 1972, Yiyun Li ranks 723Before her are Tim Lobinger, Svetlana Boyko, Sylvie Lubamba, Sim Kwon-ho, Darren Anderton, and Chris Armas. After her are Elena Baranova, Galina Kukleva, Alfonso Obregón, Emily Robison, Lyudmila Galkina, and Elvis Stojko.

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In China

Among people born in China, Yiyun Li ranks 980 out of 1,186Before her are Sun Yue (1985), Tang Lin (1976), Zhu Ting (1994), Kanat Islam (1984), Zhou Suhong (1979), and Xing Huina (1984). After her are Xu Yunlong (1979), Tong Wen (1983), Cai Yun (1980), Chen Yanqing (1979), Han Ying (1983), and Liu Xuan (1979).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Yiyun Li ranks 103Before her are Ruth Graham (1920), Shan Sa (1972), Woeser (1966), Ken Liu (1976), Wei Hui (1973), and Han Han (1982).