Born in 1984 in Tianjin, Hao Jingfang graduated in 2006 from the Tsinghua University, majoring in physics. In addition she also studied Astrophysics at Tsinghua Centre, ultimately earning a PhD from the School of Economics and Management. As a student, she won first prize in the fourth New Concept writing competition and the first Novoland essay contest. The English translation of her short story “Folding Beijing” earned Hao her first Hugo Award for Best Novelette at the 74th World Science Fiction Convention in 2016. Her published work includes two full-length novels, Wandering Earth and Born in 1984, short stories collections The Depth of Loneliness and To Go the Distance, and the essay collection Europe within Time.

Hao Jingfang has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

The Loneliest Ward

FICTION by Hao Jingfang, translated by Ken Liu in Issue 143 – August 2018

At the nurses station, Qina and Auntie Han were the only two left on duty. Everyone else had already gone home, relief flooding their faces as they exited the ward. Qina wasn’t her usual carefree self—but who could blame her? She was in the middle of a cold war with her boyfriend, after all. She […]

Summer at Grandma's House

FICTION by Hao Jingfang, translated by Carmen Yiling Yan in Issue 109 – October 2015

He pondered silently: the chain of unconnected actions that had determined his doom and destiny had been of his own creation. After this summer, I finally understand what Camus said of Sisyphus. I never looked at the word “fate” this way before. In the past, I always thought that either it was prearranged, and all […]