Press Bio (50 Words)
Rebecca F. Kuang is a Marshall Scholar, translator, and the Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Award nominated author of The Poppy War and The Dragon Republic. She has an MPhil in Chinese Studies from the University of Cambridge and is currently pursuing an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies at Oxford University, where her research examines nationalism and ideology in modern Chinese fiction.
Press Bio (100 Words)
Rebecca F. Kuang is the Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Award nominated author of The Poppy War and The Dragon Republic (Harper Voyager). She has an MPhil in Chinese Studies from the University of Cambridge and is currently pursuing an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies at Oxford University on a Marshall Scholarship. She also translates Chinese science fiction to English. Her debut The Poppy War was listed by Time, Amazon, Goodreads, and the Guardian as one of the best books of 2018 and has won the Crawford Award and Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel. She starts her PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale in the fall.
(Some) Press and Interviews
July 15, 2019. Locus Magazine, “Distortions.”
88 Cups of Tea, “R.F. Kuang: Writing Through Difficult Scenes.”
August 8, 2018. BookRiot. “R.F. Kuang on The Poppy War, Peace, and Confronting History.”
July 20, 2018. Washington City Paper. “How a Georgetown Student Published Her Epic Fantasy Debut–Before She Turned 22.”
April 25, 2018. Georgetown SFS. “Rebecca Kuang (SFS’18) Publishes The Poppy War, Her Debut Novel”
April 26, 2018. BookNest. “Interview with R.F. Kuang.”
January 11, 2018. Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog. “R.F. Kuang’s The Poppy War, An Epic Debut Inspired by 20th Century China”