Hao Jingfang (郝景芳) is a Chinese female science-fiction writer. She won the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novelette with a short novel, Folding Beijing, that took just three days to write.
First published in a new electronic magazine, the story follows the protagonist, Lao Dao, as he tries to navigate the complicated class barriers of a futuristic Beijing in order to send his daughter to school.
"I used to live in suburban Beijing. Near my apartment building there were noisy alleys, small restaurants and an open-air market," she said. The experience inspired her to write the story.
Hao Jingfang is the second Chinese author to win one of sci-fi's top awards, after Liu Cixin won the best novel for 2015 with The Three-Body Problem.