Ursula K. Le Guin

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Ursula Kroeber Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin at an informal bookstore Q&A session, July 2004
Born October 21, 1929 (1929-10-21) (age 84)
Berkeley, California, United States
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Genres Science fiction
fantasy


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Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (pronounced /ˈɝsələ ˈkroʊbɚ ləˈgwɪn/) (born October 21, 1929) is an American writer. She has written books, poetry, children's books, essays, and short stories, especially in the fantasy and science fiction areas.

She first wrote in the 1960s. She has been awarded many Hugo and Nebula awards, and was given the Gandalf Grand Master award in 1979 and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Grand Master Award in 2003. She has gotten eighteen Locus Awards, more than any other writer. Her book The Farthest Shore won the National Book Award for Children's Books in 1973.

Le Guin was the Professional Guest of Honor at the 1975 World Science Fiction Convention in Melbourne, Australia. She got the Library of Congress Living Legends award in the "Writers and Artists" area in April 2000 for her additions to America's cultural history.[1] In 2004, Le Guin was the was given the Association for Library Service to Children's May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award.

Books[change | edit source]

Earthsea (fantasy)[change | edit source]

The Earthsea novels[change | edit source]

Hainish Cycle (science fiction)[change | edit source]

The Hainish Cycle novels[change | edit source]

Miscellaneous novels and story cycles[change | edit source]

The Catwings Collection[change | edit source]

Nonfiction[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Living Legends: Ursula LeGuin", Awards and Honors (Library of Congress).