Chinese sci-fi writer Hai Ya wins Hugo Award for Best Novelette
The winners of the 2023 Hugo Awards, the world's top prizes for science fiction literature, were announced on Saturday night, with Chinese author Hai Ya taking home the Best Novelette award for "The Space-Time Painter."
T. Kingfisher, from the United States, won the Best Novel award for "Nettle & Bone."
Samantha Mills won Best Short Story for "Rabbit Test," while Seanan McGuire was named the Best Novella winner for "Where the Drowned Girls Go."
US writer Travis Baldree won the Astounding Award for Best New Writer, while Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorafor won the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book for her work "Akata Woman."
The results were announced at a formal ceremony at the 81st World Science Fiction Convention currently underway in Chengdu, the capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province.
The Hugo Awards, first presented in 1953 and presented annually since 1955, are science fiction's most prestigious awards. The Hugo Awards are voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention, which is also responsible for administering them.
The World Science Fiction Convention has taken place annually since 1939 (except during WWII from 1942 to 1945). It is the first time the world's largest and longest-running sci-fi gathering has come to China.