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 (1929-10-21)October 21, 1929
Berkeley, California, United States
Died January 22, 2018(2018-01-22) (aged 88)
Portland, Oregon, United States
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Genres Science fiction


Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (pronounced /ˈɝsələ ˈkroʊbɚ ləˈgwɪn/) (October 21, 1929 – January 22, 2018) was an American writer. She wrote books, poetry, children's books, essays, short stories, fantasy and science fiction.

She first wrote in the 1960s. She was awarded many Hugo and Nebula awards. She was given the Gandalf Grand Master award in 1979 and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Grand Master Award in 2003. She got 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.

Le Guin died on January 22, 2018 in Portland, Oregon at the age of 88.[2]

Books[change | change source]

Earthsea (fantasy)[change | change source]

The Earthsea novels[change | change source]

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

The Hainish Cycle novels[change | change source]

Miscellaneous novels and story cycles[change | change source]

The Catwings Collection[change | change source]

Nonfiction[change | change source]

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