YIYUN LI (b. 1972) is a prize-winning short story writer and novelist. Named by Granta as one of the 21 Best Young American Novelists in 2007, her work has won her the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, The PEN/Hemingway Award and the California Book Award. She lives and teaches in California. She is the author of The Story of Gilgamesh, Save the Story Series, Pushkin Children’s Books.