Well, this is humbling. When I graduated college, I had no idea what I was going to do with my summer, let alone with my life. By contrast, R.F. Kuang has just graduated college and already released her first novel, an epic fantasy tale called The Poppy War (hardcover, Kindle). Though in the following email interview, she discusses how this novel wasn’t just inspired by her college courses, but how she relaxed in between them as well.