Rebecca F. Kuang to deliver the Tolkien Lecture at Pembroke

We are delighted to announce that Rebecca F. Kuang will deliver the eighth annual Tolkien Lecture at Pembroke College, Oxford.

Rebecca F. Kuang is the Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Award nominated author of The Poppy War and The Dragon Republic (Harper Voyager). She has an MPhil in Chinese Studies from the University of Cambridge and is currently pursuing an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies at Oxford University on a Marshall Scholarship. She also translates Chinese science fiction to English. Her debut The Poppy War was listed by Time, 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.

The third part of the Poppy War trilogy, The Burning God, is due out in late 2020. You can find out more about Rebecca F. Kuang on her website,

Photograph credit: Kobi C. Felton (2019)

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