S. Li was born in Guangzhou, China in 1984 and moved to the US in 1989. He graduated with an A.B. in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard in 2006 and an M.D. from the University of Massachusetts in 2010. Transoceanic Lights is his first novel. It is a 2016 National Book Foundation ‘5 Under 35 Award’ Winner, Leapfrog Fiction Contest Semifinalist, Asheville Award Finalist, Willow Books Literature Award Finalist. He lives in Boston.