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Female sci-fi writer wins Hugo accolade

By Mei Jia ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-08-22 07:44:48

Science-fiction author Hao Jingfang became the first Chinese woman to win a Hugo Award on Sunday, beating best-selling horror and fantasy writer Stephen King in the best novelette category.

The 32-year-old from Tianjin received the prize for Folding Beijing, in which she depicts the Chinese capital as a city divided by social class.

"My story suggests a possibility for the future and also proposes a solution. ... In my story, the future is brighter than we thought, and I hope it is even better," Hao said when accepting her award at the Kansas City Convention Center Grand Ballroom.

Female sci-fi writer wins Hugo accolade

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