Hi, I'm Grace Li.


Grace Li grew up in a small town in Texas as the eldest daughter of two scientists. She graduated from Duke University, where she studied biology and creative writing, and spent two years as a high school teacher in New York City before moving to Northern California. She is currently in medical school at Stanford University.

Her writing has been recognized by the Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest and Stanford's Paul Kalanithi Writing Award, and has been published in Hyphen Magazine and The Intima. She likes dessert, stories about diaspora, and prose so good it can be eaten.

Grace is represented by Hannah Fergesen of KT Literary.


THE FALL OF TROY is a reimagining of the Iliad, set in the Greek underworld. When Helen of Troy enters the afterlife, she must face all the heroes who died in the war she caused — and they aren't ready to forgive her.

A current, untitled project is an Asian American OCEAN'S 11, about five Chinese American college students hired for a series of heists to reclaim looted Chinese art. It is based on the true story of Chinese art vanishing from Western museums.


For additional information or sensitivity reading services (mostly through referral), please contact her via email. She is not the Grace Li that writes about books, culture, and food for the SF Weekly, though she welcomes invitations to restaurants and offers of book galleys regardless.