June 1, 2023


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Yiyun Li wins Sunday Times short story prize for A Sheltered Woman

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yiyun-liJudges praise the tale of a Chinese-American nanny for its ‘exquisite crafting, brilliant observations and modest but powerful voice’: The Guardian

The “mastery” of Yiyun Li’s tale about a Chinese-American nanny caring for a troubled mother and her newborn baby has made her the first woman to win the Sunday Times short story prize.

Li’s story, A Sheltered Woman, took the £30,000 award on Friday evening. First published in the New Yorker in March 2014, it tells of Auntie Mei, nanny to a new baby whose mother says she is suffering from postpartum depression. 

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