Grace Li | Writer

Grace Li grew up in Houston, Texas, and is a graduate of Duke University, where she studied biology and creative writing. She is currently in medical school at Stanford University. She likes dessert, stories about diaspora, and prose so good it can be eaten. Grace is represented by Hannah Fergesen at KT Literary.

Short Pieces

How to Say Goodbye in a Language That Does Not Feel Like Home

When people ask where your parents are from, you say the name of a city two hours away. It is not where they grew up but it is close enough.

Imaginary Rooms

This first year, all our patients are pretend. I see them twice a week, shrugging into my white coat between the imaginary divide between us and them, knocking on imaginary doors.


The Fall of Troy

The Fall of Troy is a feminist 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.

Portrait of a Thief

Portrait of a Thief is Ocean's Eleven meets The Farewell, 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.

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