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.


Rebecca Kuang has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Operation Spring Dawn

FICTION by Mo Xiong, translated by Rebecca Kuang in Issue 158 – November 2019

1 I was taught that when the Great Frost first descended, humans were in the middle of a great world war. I don’t know which world war this was, nor do I know who was fighting who. I wasn’t born—rather, I wasn’t produced—until twenty years after it ended. By then, it had become a distant […]

In This Moment, We Are Happy

FICTION by Chen Qiufan, translated by Rebecca Kuang in Issue 155 – August 2019

Black screen. BACKGROUND AUDIO One heartbeat overlaps onto another; the first slow and steady, the second initially faster than the first by two thirds before slowing down. With a nervous energy, the two rhythms intertwine, their timbres cooling and turning mechanical, weaving into a grander, more complex electronic soundscape. CAPTION In spring 2015, the new […]