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Press Bio (50 Words)

Rebecca F. Kuang is a Marshall Scholar, translator, and the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Award nominated author of the Poppy War trilogy and the forthcoming Babel. She has an MPhil in Chinese Studies from Cambridge and an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies from Oxford; she is now pursuing a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale.

Press Bio (100 Words)

Rebecca F. Kuang is a Marshall Scholar, Chinese-English translator, and the Astounding Award-winning and the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Award nominated author of the Poppy War trilogy and the forthcoming Babel. Her work has won the Crawford Award and the Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel. She has an MPhil in Chinese Studies from Cambridge and an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies from Oxford; she is now pursuing a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale, where she studies diaspora, contemporary Chinese literature, and Asian American literature.

(Some) Press and Interviews

(I keep a running list of the more thorough and representative interviews I’ve done recently; if you have questions about me or my work, or if you’re prepping for an interview yourself, you’ll likely find everything you need here.)

November 24, 2020. NPR. “In The Poppy War Series, R.F. Kuang Asks: ‘What If Mao Was A Teenage Girl?'”

November, 2020. Clarkesworld, “Diagram and Story: A Conversation with R.F. Kuang”

September 11, 2020. Publisher’s Weekly, “R.F. Kuang Wrangles Gods and Monsters.”

June, 2020. The Teeming Mass, “In Conversation with R.F. Kuang

July 15, 2019. Locus Magazine, “Distortions.”

August 8, 2018. BookRiot, “R.F. Kuang on The Poppy War, Peace, and Confronting History.”

April 26, 2018. BookNest, “Interview with R.F. Kuang.”