Press Bio (50 Words)
Rebecca F. Kuang is the Nebula, Locus, and Campbell Award nominated author of The Poppy War and its forthcoming sequel The Dragon Republic. She is currently pursuing an MPhil in Modern Chinese Studies at Cambridge University, where her research examines the wartime fiction of Northeast writers from 1931-1945.
Press Bio (100 Words)
Rebecca F. Kuang is the Nebula, Locus, and Campbell Award nominated author of The Poppy War and its forthcoming sequel The Dragon Republic (Harper Voyager). She is currently pursuing an MPhil in Modern Chinese Studies at Cambridge University on a Marshall Scholarship, where her dissertation examines propaganda literature by Northeast writers during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Her debut The Poppy War was listed by Times, 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.
(Some) Press and Interviews
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”
December 4, 2017. “MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO TWO GEORGETOWN STUDENTS, ONE ALUMNUS”