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Ursula K. Le Guin

  • 4 stars across 12 books
    Ursula Le Guin was born in Berkley, California, in 1929, daughter of the writer Theodora Krober and the anthropologist Alfred Krober. Her published work includes twenty-one novels, eleven volumes of short stories, three collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation. Among her novels are the The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed, both winners of the Nebula and Hugo awards, Always Coming Home, winner of the 1985 Kafka Award, and Four Ways to Forgiveness. In 2009 she won her sixth Nebula award for Powers. She died in January 2018 aged 88.

    Penguin/Puffin published the first volume of the Earthsea books, A Wizard of Earthsea, in 1971. The Earthsea books have been translated into many languages around the world and are global bestsellers.
    30th June 1971

    Wizard of Earthsea

    The first book of "Earthsea" is a tale of wizards, dragons and terrifying shadows. The island of Gont is a land famous f... More

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    24th June 1993

    Earthsea: The First Four Books

    A superb four-part fantasy, comparable with the work of Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, the "Earthsea" books follow the fortunes... More

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    1st July 2008

    Powers

    'Le Guin's storytelling is sharp, magisterial, funny, thought-provoking and exciting, exhibiting all that science fi... More

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    3rd May 2007

    Voices

    Memer is a child of rape; when the Alds took the beautiful city of Ansul, they descecrated or destroyed everything of ... More

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    3rd November 2003

    Tales from Earthsea: The Fifth Book of Earthsea

    'One of the most deeply influential of all 20th century fantasy texts' ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FANTASY 'She is unpara... More

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    20th March 2003

    The Other Wind: The Sixth Book of Earthsea

    'A masterpiece of chilling narration' GUARDIAN 'Wise, graceful, classic myth-making' THE SCOTSMAN The wi... More

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