Rebecca F. Kuang immigrated to the United States from Guangzhou, China, in 2000. She has a BA in International History from Georgetown University, and she will pursue her graduate degree in Modern Chinese Studies at the University of Cambridge on a Marshall Scholarship in 2018. Her research focuses on Chinese military strategy, collective trauma, and war memorials.
PRAISE FOR THE POPPY WAR: 'An outstanding debut' DAILY MAIL 'A book that will go down as one of the best grimdark/military fantasy debuts of all time' BOOKNEST 'A masterpiece by grimdark's newest and perhaps darkest daughter' FANTASY BOOK REVIEW 'A wholly unique experience' THE WASHINGTON POST 'R.F. Kuang's fresh approach to magic and hard-hitting story is a punch to the gut fantasy has needed for a long time. I can't wait for THE DRAGON REPUBLIC' Peter V. Brett, bestselling author of The Demon Cycle 'Enthralling from start to finish ... I thought myself prepared. I was now. R.F. Kuang's debut is a masterful must-read, and I've no doubt the best is yet to come' Nicholas Eames, author of KINGS OF THE WYLD 'A blistering, powerful epic of war and revenge that will captivate you to the bitter end' Kameron Hurley, author of THE LIGHT BRIDAGE 'Fresh, assured, character-driven fantasy that's choc full of magic, war, and betrayal. I loved it from start to finish' Peter Newman, author of THE VAGRANT 'A powerful, emotional journey, compellingly written' Adrian Tchaikovsky, award-winning author of THE CHILDREN OF TIME 'An original and engrossing tale of the coming of age of a talented young soldier amid the horrors of invasion and genocide' Anna Stephens, author of GODBLIND 'I so enjoyed The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang ... It is all about survival, and how a person's will and determination can change the course of their life. I loved the central character, felt her pain and her far-too-brief moments of joy, and just loved how Kuang breathes fresh life into the warrior training school ... Highly recommended' John Gwynne, author of MALICE