Ursula K. Le Guin


Born
in Berkeley, California, The United States
October 21, 1929

Died
January 22, 2018

Website

Genre

Influences


Ursula K. Le Guin published twenty-two novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation, and has received many awards: Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, PEN-Malamud, etc. Her recent publications include the novel Lavinia, an essay collection, Cheek by Jowl, and The Wild Girls. She lived in Portland, Oregon.

She was known for her treatment of gender (The Left Hand of Darkness, The Matter of Seggri), political systems (The Telling, The Dispossessed) and difference/otherness in any other form. Her interest in non-Western philosophies was reflected in works such as 'Solitude' and 'The Telling' but even more interesting are her imagined societies, often
...more

Ursula K. Le Guin isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but she does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from her feed.

Neil Gaiman Reads Ursula K. Le Guin���s Ode to Timelessness to His 100-Year-Old Cousin

How It Seems To Me
By Ursula K. Le Guin, read by Neil Gaiman
39 likes ·   •  1 comment  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on January 28, 2019 22:05 • 419 views
Average rating: 4.05 · 838,448 ratings · 46,866 reviews · 621 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Wizard of Earthsea (Earth...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 196,975 ratings — published 1968 — 177 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Left Hand of Darkness (...

4.06 avg rating — 95,579 ratings — published 1969 — 159 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Farthest Shore (Earthse...

4.13 avg rating — 83,273 ratings — published 1972 — 118 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Tombs of Atuan (Earthse...

4.09 avg rating — 76,354 ratings — published 1970 — 136 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Dispossessed (Hainish C...

4.21 avg rating — 69,731 ratings — published 1974 — 114 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Lathe of Heaven

4.11 avg rating — 42,723 ratings — published 1971 — 66 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tehanu (Earthsea Cycle, #4)

3.93 avg rating — 28,171 ratings — published 1990 — 86 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Earthsea Trilogy

4.25 avg rating — 16,860 ratings — published 1972 — 43 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Other Wind (Earthsea Cy...

4.10 avg rating — 16,139 ratings — published 2001 — 60 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tales from Earthsea (Earths...

4.03 avg rating — 16,002 ratings — published 2001 — 62 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Ursula K. Le Guin…
A Wizard of Earthsea The Tombs of Atuan The Farthest Shore Tehanu Tales from Earthsea The Other Wind
(6 books)
by
4.06 avg rating — 444,881 ratings

Rocannon's World Planet of Exile City of Illusions The Left Hand of Darkness The Word for World is Forest The Dispossessed
(6 books)
by
4.07 avg rating — 217,251 ratings

Gifts Voices Powers
(3 books)
by
3.80 avg rating — 15,693 ratings

Catwings Catwings Return Wonderful Alexander and the... Jane on Her Own
(4 books)
by
4.11 avg rating — 12,141 ratings

Dancing at the Edge of the ... Steering the Craft: Exercis... The Wave in the Mind: Talks... Conversations with Ursula K...
(4 books)
by
4.18 avg rating — 4,950 ratings

More series by Ursula K. Le Guin…
“Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven

“People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader and the Imagination

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

Polls

BOTM Poll for Apr 2018 - Classics
Please pick your preferred group read below!
You can change your vote any time up until closing of the poll. Polls will be open for one week.

 
  221 votes, 34.0%

 
  137 votes, 21.1%

 
  112 votes, 17.2%

 
  78 votes, 12.0%

 
  52 votes, 8.0%

 
  50 votes, 7.7%

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Next Best Boo...: Female author recommendations? 73 1114 Feb 20, 2009 11:57AM  
The Next Best Boo...: Utopia/Distopia Books 17 331 Apr 21, 2009 10:51AM  
Beyond Reality: So who are your favorites? 50 629 May 21, 2009 08:24AM  
The Next Best Boo...: Men vs. Women 241 870 May 27, 2009 10:15PM  
Wild Things: YA G...: June Winners: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and The Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly 126 196 Jun 08, 2009 01:20PM  
SciFi and Fantasy...: July Sci-Fi Book *Please See Posts#1-#14-#26* 73 544 Jun 14, 2009 03:22AM  
The Next Best Boo...: OFFICIAL SPRING CHALLENGE - 2009 6453 8737 Jun 14, 2009 02:57PM