Jessie Li  | writer + editor

I am a writer at work on my first book. In the fall, I will be a Fiction Fellow at the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. 

I have worked in journalism for a decade, most recently as an editor at The New Yorker, where I oversaw the magazine’s portfolio of newsletters. I also created and co-hosted the flagship Daily newsletter, read by more than a million subscribers every day.

Previously, I was a reporter and producer at Axios and The Atlantic, a Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan, and a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Fellow in China.

I was born in Hong Kong and studied at Davidson College and St. Catherine’s College, Oxford.