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About the Author
As of 2015, Ursula K. Le Guin has 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, Locus, World Fantasy, National Book Award, PEN-Malamud, etc. In 2014, Le Guin was awarded the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters by the National Book Foundation, a lifetime achievement award. Her acceptance speech, which criticized Amazon as a "profiteer," and praised her fellow authors of fantasy and science fiction, was widely considered the highlight of the ceremony. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
"She never loses touch with her reverence for the immense what is."--Margaret Atwood "Like all great writers of fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin creates imaginary worlds that restore us, hearts eased, to our own."--Boston Globe
'There is no writer with an imagination as forceful and delicate as Le Guin's."--Grace Paley