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Yiyun Li is the author of six works of fiction— Must I Go, Where Reasons End , Kinder Than Solitude , A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, The Vagrants , and Gold Boy, Emerald Girl —and the memoir Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life . Her new novel, The Book of Goose , is available from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. * Literary Hub: What time of day do you write? Yiyun Li: When my children were younger, I wrote between midnight and 4am, which seemed the only uninterrupted time I could get consistently. These days I write in the morning, when my mind is clear. LH: What's the best or worst writing advice you've ever received? YL: When I was in grad school, Jim Crace, who was visiting Iowa, taught me how to use dictionaries. This remains one of the best advices I've […]
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