Ursula K. le Guin

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Ursula Kroeber (english)
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October 21, 1929
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January 22, 2018
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The Left Hand of Darkness
A Wizard of Earthsea
The Dispossessed
The Word for World Is Forest
The Tombs of Atuan
The Farthest Shore
The Other Wind
Rocannon's World
City of Illusions
Four Ways to Forgiveness
Planet of Exile
The Telling
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Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (/ˈkroʊbər lə ˈɡwɪn/; October 21, 1929 – January 22, 2018) was an American author best known for her works of speculative fiction, including science fiction works set in her Hainish universe, and the Earthsea fantasy series. She was first published in 1959, and her literary career spanned nearly sixty years, yielding more than twenty novels and over a hundred short stories, in addition to poetry, literary criticism, translations, and children's books. Frequently described as an author of science fiction, Le Guin has also been called a "major voice in American Letters", and herself said she would prefer to be known as an "American novelist". Le Guin was born in Berkeley, California, to author Theodora Kroeber and anthropologist Alfred Louis Kroeber. Having earned a master's degree in French, Le Guin began doctoral studies but abandoned these after her marriage in 1953 to historian Charles Le Guin. She began writing full-time in the late 1950s and achieved major critical and commercial success with A Wizard of Earthsea (