Awards & Winners

Li-Young Lee

Date of Birth 19-August-1957
Place of Birth Jakarta
(Indonesia, Java, Jabodetabek)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Lee, Li-Young
Profession Writer, Poet
Li-Young Lee is an American poet. He was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, to Chinese parents. His maternal grandfather was Yuan Shikai, China's first Republican President, who attempted to make himself emperor. Lee's father, who was a personal physician to Mao Zedong while in China, relocated his family to Indonesia, where he helped found Gamaliel University. His father was exiled and spent 19 months in an Indonesian prison camp in Macau. In 1959 the Lee family fled the country to escape anti-Chinese sentiment and after a five-year trek through Hong Kong and Japan, they settled in the United States in 1964. Li-Young Lee attended the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Arizona, and the State University of New York at Brockport.

Awards by Li-Young Lee

Check all the awards nominated and won by Li-Young Lee.



James Laughlin Award
Honored for : The City in Which I Love You