Read by the Author
Audiofile of UKL's Lavinia reading at the Corvallis-Benton County Library MP3 [24Mb]
BBC Radio 7 celebrates UKL’s 80th birthday with her story “ Diary of the Rose.” Read by Laurel Lefkow.
18 October 2009
Downloadable Audiobooks at
Audible.com Audioclips are available online at Audible.com
The Spoken Word: Audio Interviews
Seattle Public Library podcast of the book launch event for the Aqueduct Press edition of by Gheorghe Sasarman, translated by Mariano Martin Rodriguez (from the original Romanian to Spanish) and Ursula K. Le Guin (in association with MMR from Spanish to English). [ Squaring the Circle, 1 hour, 28Mb MP3]
12 June 2013
Robin Morgan interviews UKL, Women’ Media Center live.
1 December 2012
Matthew Peterson interviews UKL for The Author Hour. Audio, transcript, and bonus questions.
12 November 2009
Think & Drink, Oregon Council for the Humanities. UKL and Lani Roberts.
[ Part I]
[ Part II]
22 June 2009
Now available on UKL’s website: China Miéville interviews UKL about her life and work for BBC Radio 4, 17 March 2009.
“ Between the Covers”: Jim Schumock interviews UKL for KBOO radio. Streaming audio.
Online: NPR's Jacki Lyden interviews UKL on "All Things Considered," 26 April 2008. (Audio)
Between the Covers: John J. Miller interviews UKL at National Review Online. 24 April 2008. [Offsite link]
" Where Do You Get Your Ideas From?" Seattle Arts and Lectures Literary Series, 8 April 2002 [Offsite link: RealAudio]
Talk of the Nation, host Neal Conan; guests Daniel Grotta, Michael Drout, Ursula K. Le Guin discuss Tolkien. NPR, 18 December 2003. [Offsite link: RealMedia or WindowsMedia]
Elsewhere, Inverted, Utopia —
Kurt Anderson interviews Ursula K. Le Guin for " Studio 360" at WNYC public radio. [Offsite link: RealAudio]
Music Available Online
from Music & Poetry of the Kesh, Always Coming Home, words by Ursula K. Le Guin, music by Todd Barton. Now available at Book View Café. MP3s; Liner Notes, lyrics, translations (EPUB and MOBI). Free samples.
Excerpt from : the world premiere of scenes from a chamber opera by Steven Taylor, based on the novella by UKL, performed by Third Angle New Music ensemble in Portland in January 2012. [33Mb MP3]
Paradises Lost The Crown of Laurel — Set by Christopher M. Wicks to a poem by Ursula K. LeGuin [ 10Mb MP3].
“ A Ride on the Red Mare’s Back,” [23Mb MP3]
by Ursula K. Le Guin (1992).
Musical score by Bryan Johanson (1999).
Performed by Third Angle Music at Reed College, Portland, Oregon, in January 2010.
Ron Blessinger, violin
Hamilton Cheifetz, cello
Todd Kuhns, clarinet
Jeff Peyton, percussion
Bryan Johanson, guitar
Ursula K. Le Guin, narrator
Ursula K. Le Guin & Elinor Armer: Lockerbones/Airbones: Poetry by Ursula K. Le Guin, music by Elinor Armer
Two audio excerpts from the " opera at Paradises Lost" Stephen Andrew Taylor's website: " What is the sadness in you" (mp3, 1:49) and " Alive in the world are human beings, plants, and bacteria" (mp3, 2:20)
A Chamber Opera based on the Le Guin Short Story The Hidden Sky: "The Masters," by Peter Foley. Includes "Oath" (excerpt), "Wheel in the Engine" (complete), and "Revelation/All Is Number" (excerpt).
Kesh Music by Todd Barton from
Always Coming Home
Two video clips, courtesy of Professor Eric S. Rabkin: “ Ursula K. LeGuin: ” and “ The Left Hand of Darkness Overview Ursula K. LeGuin: .” Please click on "open/view" link for MP4 files. These are large files that will take a while to download.
(28 November 2012)
The Left Hand of Darkness Thesis
Video: Ursula K. Le Guin & Margeret Killjoy, Anarchist Writers on Fiction. Sample at Youtube. (28 January 2010)
“ Guesswork & Archaeology & Virgil” — video, courtesy Ron Hogan. (1 May 2009)
UKL’s Timberland Reads Together. Courtesy of TCTV (Thurston County cable tv) & Timberland Library, Olympia, WA, October 2008. (5 February 2009)
Video of UKL's 22 April appearance at Powell's Bookstore. reading, Q&A. Video courtesy of Lavinia pdxjustice Media Productions. (Google video, 43 minutes) (27 April 2008)
" Cheek by Jowl: Animals in Children's Literature." Video of Arbuthnot Honor Lecture by Ursula K. Le Guin, 2004. (Google video, 1 hr. Filesize: 19Mb, for slower connections.)
" Cheek by Jowl: Animals in Children's Literature." Video of Arbuthnot Honor Lecture by Ursula K. Le Guin, 2004. (Google video, 1 hr, high-res. Filesize: 69Mb, for faster connections.)
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Imprint 2001: Antanas Sileika interviews science fiction icon Ursula K Le Guin.
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