S. Li

Honoree, 2016 5 Under 35

S. Li was born in Guangzhou, China in 1984 and moved to the US in 1989. He graduated with an A.B. in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard in 2006 and an M.D. from the University of Massachusetts in 2010.
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Transoceanic Lights

Transoceanic Lights by S. Li book cover
ISBN 9781941861998 Harvard Square Editions

Transoceanic Lights tells of three families who immigrate to the US from post-Mao China. The unnamed narrator’s overbearing mother is plagued with regret as financial burdens and lack of trust begin to rend apart her marriage. Her only solace lies in the distant promise of better lives for her children. More about this book >

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S. Li reads from Transoceanic Lights, 2016 5 Under 35 Celebration


5 Under 35 Celebration, 2016, Author Panel Discussion

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S. Li

S. Li was born in Guangzhou, China in 1984 and moved to the US in 1989. He graduated with an A.B. in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard in 2006 and an M.D. from the University of Massachusetts in 2010. He lives in Boston. Transoceanic Lights is his first novel.

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