Winner of the Best Novelette at the 2016 Hugo Awards for her story “Folding Beijing”, Hao Jingfang was the second Chinese writer to win a Hugo after China's hottest sci-fi author, Liu Cixin. The 32-year-old writer has a bachelor's degree in physics and a PH.D. in economics and management, both from Tsinghua University. She currently works in a research institute under the State Council. Hao believes her writing does not belong to a specific genre, and has written fantasy, fairytales, and sci-fi. She has published two novels, an essay collection, and a short story collection.