Winnie M Li

Writer, producer, activist, PhD researcher

Winnie M Li is a writer and producer, who has worked in the creative industries on three continents. She graduated from Harvard in 2000 and was an inaugural George Mitchell Scholar selected for graduate study in Ireland. For seven years, she served as Head of Development at Ugly Duckling Films in London -- an Oscar-nominated® production company which created six award-winning feature films and two shorts. Later she moved to Qatar, where she programmed for the Doha Tribeca Film Festival and the Doha Film Institute. In 2008, she was raped by a stranger in Belfast. She has written and been interviewed numerous times about her attack in international outlets, including BBC, RTE, The Belfast Telegraph, Cosmopolitan magazine, and an anthology by Epigram Books. Winnie is currently based at Goldsmiths, University of London, and this year will complete Dark Chapter, her novel inspired by her assault.