Yiyun Li with Mary Gaitskill: Reading for Life

Fri. Mar 3, 2017 at 7:00pm EST
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Yiyun Li with Mary Gaitskill: Reading for Life

This year, award-winning novelist and short-story writer Yiyun Li publishes her first memoir, Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life. Written during a two-year battle with suicidal depression, it recounts a journey of recovery through books: the literature that gives Li life, the writers she cherishes most deeply, and the themes that bind their work. To mark the premiere of the LIVE season, novelist Mary Gaitskill (The Mare, Secretary) will explore with Li the central questions in the book: Why write? And why live?




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The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of The New York Public Library.

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The Berger Forum The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
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