Author Yiyun Li discusses her latest work

May 19, 2014

In "Kinder Than Solitude," Chinese-American writer Yiyun Li looks at growing up in Beijing in the wake of the massacre at Tianamen Square.

Critical acclaim followed the release of "Kinder Than Solitide," with The New Yorker writing that the book makes "an intricately plotted mystery into something more profound, one that queries the meaning of crime and punishment in the moral murk of contemporary China."

In an interview with WBFO's Mike Desmond, Yiyun Li acknowledges that her book follows the basic literary connection that "all writing has some autobiographical elements."

Of the book's characters, she says, "Some of their memories are my memories."