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Time 100 Best Fantasy Books

Univ Profile Rebecca KuangTwo of Rebecca Kuang’s (2019, MSc Contemporary Chinese Studies) books have been included on Time magazine’s list of the 100 best fantasy books of all time. The Poppy War and The Dragon Republic, the first two instalments of a trilogy.

Cate Matthews, Accolades Editor at Time, said of The Dragon Republic: “The story Kuang weaves around Rin and her battle-hardened comrades-in-arms in The Dragon Republic builds upon the reputation Kuang earned with her debut as one of contemporary fantasy’s most promising writers.”

Rebecca is currently pursuing a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale. She previously studied at Georgetown University and the University of Cambridge. She won the Compton Crook Award and the Crawford Award, and was a finalist for the Nebula, Locus, Campbell, and World Fantasy Awards.

The final instalment of The Poppy War trilogy, The Burning God, is out on 26 November. It was recently named a Goodreads Choice nominee.

You can read more about Rebecca in her profile published earlier this year. She has her own blog and is active on Twitter and Instagram. The first two books in The Poppy War trilogy are sold at all good bookshops, including Blackwell’s. You can also preorder the final instalment, The Burning God, on Blackwell’s.

Published: 27 October 2020

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