Ursula K. Le Guin


The National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters

Photos from the Medal Ceremony

Neil Gaiman and Ursula K Le Guin
Ursula K Le Guin
Ursula K Le Guin

Photos courtesy National Book Foundation

21 November–5 December 2014


From Ursula —

To all the old friends and new friends who’ve contacted me to tell me they liked what I said — I wish I could thank each one of you.

I can’t do that. But I can share with you my feeling about what the unexpectedly strong response to my talk tells me:

There are a lot of us “people of the book” who aren’t willing to define value only in terms of salability, or to become grateful fiefs of the market lords, but who intend to write and publish as we see fit and get a fair price for it. Facing the endlessly divisive power of growth capitalism, we — writers, publishers, readers — are beginning to remember that, if we stick together in our own interest and “keep our eyes on the prize,” we really are a power in our own right. A friendly power . . .

22 November 2014


Out Here

Poems and Images from Steens Mountain Country

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Tex and Jeb Hit the Road

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Interesting Things Done by People Named Le Guin

  • Peninsulas and Islands: A Tale for Coastal Communities, a review by Margaret Hammitt-McDonald of North Coast by Charles A. Le Guin. Signed copies available at Jupiter’s Books in Cannon Beach. [North Coast excerpts]
  • The Peach Poem, by Caroline Le Guin
  • UPFOR, Theo Downes-Le Guin’s new Portland gallery, and its blog
  • The Frontier Fandango, Mexico/California

  • Every year people meet at the edge of the ocean, on the two sides of the fence between the two countries, to sing, play, and dance the music of Vera Cruz called “son jarocho.” My daughter Elisabeth has been learning this music, and this year she took a video camera to the Fandango. The fence is so high and now so thick that the people can barely see one another, but the music and love and grief and longing come through, loud and clear.

    The Video...” by Elisabeth Le Guin

  • The Galixee, According to C.H. Downes-Le Guin

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Current Publications

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The New Atlantis ebook at Book View Cafe
The Unreal and the Real: Volume One The Unreal and the Real: Volume Two
Finding My Elegy

The Six Books of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea The Tombs of Atuan The Farthest Shore
Tehanu Tales from Earthsea The Other Wind

Music and Poetry of the Kesh Walking in Cornwall Villanelles Cover for Out Here -- Poems and drawings by Ursula K. Le Guin, Photography by Roger Dorband
The Wild Girls 80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin Breaking Waves -- Gulf Coast benefit anthology Lavinia, by Ursula K. Le Guin (UK Paperback) Lavinia, by Ursula K. Le Guin (UK Hardcover) lao tzu: tao te ching Cheek by Jowl, by Ursula K. Le Guin -- Aqueduct Press Cat Dreams Left Hand of Darkness 40th Anniversary Edition. Artist: Paul Young Cover for The Lathe of Heaven King Dog: A Screenplay for the Mind's Eye
Cover for GIFTS by Ursula K. Le Guin Cover for Voices, by Ursula K. Le Guin Cover for Powers, by Ursula K. Le Guin

Walking in Cornwall Cover for Incredible Good Fortune
LADeDeDa, by Ursula K. Le Guin and Vonda N. McIntyre Cover for The Wave in the Mind by Ursula K. Le Guin
In the Blast Zone -- Cover Mythmakers and Lawbreakers: Anarchist Writers on Fiction

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