Yiyun Li reads her short story from the October 1, 2018, issue of the magazine. Li is the author of two story collections and two novels, "The Vagrants" and "Kinder Than Solitude." Her book of memoir and essays, "Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life," was published last year. Li has been publishing fiction and nonfiction in The New Yorker since 2003.