- UC Riverside’s Eaton Lifetime Achievement Award
- Cheek by Jowl won the 2010 Locus Award. 26 June 2010
- Lavinia won the 2009 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel. 27 June 2009
- The Mythopoeic Society nominated Lavinia for its 2009 Best Fantasy Novel Mythopoeic Award
- Powers, the third book of the Annals of the Western Shore, won SFWA’s Nebula Award for best novel of 2008.
- Oregon State Library has chosen The Lathe of Heaven, Searoad, and The World Begins Here (ed. Glen A. Love, including “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas”) for its “150 Books for Oregon’s Sesquicentennial” [1.6Mb PDF] (14 February 2009)
- 2006 Maxine Cushing Gray Fellowship for Writers for distinguished body of work. Washington Center for the Book.
- 2004 Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement (YALSA)
- 2004 Arbuthnot Lecturer (American Library Association)
- 2003 Grand Master, SFWA
- 2003 Locus Readers Award: “The Wild Girls”
- 2003 Asimov’s Readers Award: “The Wild Girls”
- 2003 Endeavor Award: Tales from Earthsea
- 2002 PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction
- 2002 Willamette Writers Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2002 Locus Readers Awards: Tales from Earthsea, “The Bones of the Earth”
- 2002 Locus Readers Awards: Tales from Earthsea, “The Finder”
- 2001 Endeavor Award: The Telling
- 2001 Locus Readers Awards for The Telling and “The Birthday of the World.”
- 2001 Lifetime Achievement Award, Pacific NW Booksellers Assoc. UKL Interview.
- 2000 Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award, L.A. Times
- 1998 Bumbershoot Arts Award, Seattle
Introduction: “Ursula K. Le Guin: Mutinous Navigator,” by Vonda N. McIntyre [offsite link]
- 1997 James Tiptree Jr. Award for “Mountain Ways”
- 1996 Locus Readers Award for Four Ways to Forgiveness
- 1996 James Tiptree Jr. Retrospective Award for Left Hand of Darkness
- 1995 Nebula Award for “Solitude”
- 1995 Theodore Sturgeon Award for “Forgiveness Day”
- 1995 Locus Readers Award for “Forgiveness Day”
- 1994 James Tiptree, Jr, Award for “The Matter of Seggri”
- 1995 Asimov’s Readers Award for “Forgiveness Day”
- 1995 Hubbub annual poetry award for “Semen”
- 1992 H.L.Davis Fiction Award from OLA for Searoad
- 1992 Searoad shortlisted for Pulitzer Prize
- 1991 Harold Vursell Award, American Academy & Institute of Arts & Letters
- 1991 Pushcart Prize for “Bill Weisler”
- 1990 Nebula Award for Tehanu
- 1988 Hugo Award for “Buffalo Gals”
- 1988 International Fantasy Award for “Buffalo Gals”
- 1987 Prix Lectures-Jeunesse for Very Far Away from Anywhere Else (tr. Laroche)
- 1986 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction for Always Coming Home
- 1985 Always Coming Home shortlisted for National Book Award
- 1984 Locus Award for The Compass Rose
- 1979 Gandalf Award (Grand Master of Fantasy)
- 1979 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award for A Wizard of Earthsea
- 1976 Jupiter Award for “The Diary of the Rose”
- 1975 Nebula Award for The Dispossessed
- 1975 Hugo Award for The Dispossessed
- 1975 Nebula Award for “The Day Before the Revolution”
- 1975 Jupiter Award for “The Day Before the Revolution”
- 1974 Hugo Award for “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”
- 1973 Locus Award for The Lathe of Heaven
- 1973 Hugo Award for The Word for World is Forest
- 1972 National Book Award for Children’s Books for The Farthest Shore
- 1972 Newbery Silver Medal Award for The Tombs of Atuan
- 1969 Hugo Award for The Left Hand of Darkness
- 1969 Nebula Award for The Left Hand of Darkness
- 1968 Boston Globe-Horn Book award for A Wizard of Earthsea
- Ursula K. Le Guin talks to Michael Cunningham about genres, gender, and broadening fiction at Electric Literature. 7 August 2014
- WMC Live with Robin Morgan: Poet Ursula K. Le Guin will be featured, along with poets Irena Klepfisz and Toi Derricotte, on a special episode of “Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan.”. All three women will discuss the craft of poetry and read some poems, in celebration of Poetry Month. Saturday, April 12, 2014
- The Paris Review interviews Ursula K. Le Guin, The Art of Fiction No. 221,
Interviewed by John Wray. 4 December 2013
An Interview with Ursula K. Le Guin, conducted by Alexandra Manglis at Wave Composition.
10 November 2013
- Interview with Karabatak 9.
27 October 2013
In Turkish [3.1Mb PDF]
- “Putting The Left Hand of Darkness on stage,” an interview with UKL by Dave Miller at Think Out Loud.
3 May 2013
- Dmae Roberts, Stage and Studio, KBOO radio, interviews UKL, director Jonathan Walters, and actor Damian Thompson about the forthcoming stage play of The Left Hand of Darkness. [MP3] [SoundCloud].
2 May 2013
- Le Guin on the art of elegy, blogging and hearing the sea , Watt Childress, The Oregonian.
17 March 2013
- Getting Away with Murder: The Millions Interviews Ursula K. Le Guin, by Paul Morton.
31 January 2013
- Seattle Public Library has posted the podcast of the book launch event for the Aqueduct Press edition of Squaring the Circle, 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). [1 hour, 28Mb MP3]
- An interview with UKL in Russian, at Izvesia.
- Beyond Elvish, by Patrick Cox, at The World. Audio and transcript.
- Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon, online interview.
- Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy: Interview with UKL.
- Mark W Tiedemann of Missouri Center for the Book interviews UKL.
- Interview d'Ursula K. Le Guin, conducted by Bernard Henninger (in French).
- UKL on Think Out Loud, Oregon Public Radio. Interview by Emily Harris.
- Science Blogs interviews UKL, Claire L. Evans, Universe.
- “Author Ursula K. Le Guin shares thoughts on book,” Jake Bolitho, mlive.com.
- “Northwest Writers at Work: Ursula K. Le Guin is 80 and taking on Google,” Jeff Baker, The Oregonian.
- Matthew Peterson interviews UKL for The Author Hour. Audio, transcript, and bonus questions.
- “Hidden Sky” Interview with UKL.
- Matthew Peterson interviews UKL for The Author Hour. Audio, transcript, and bonus questions.
- First Contact: A Talk with Ursula K. Le Guin, at The New Yorker Book Club.
- Think & Drink, Oregon Council for the Humanities. UKL and Lani Roberts.
17 June 2009
- “An Interview with Ursula K. Le Guin,” by Lev Grossman, Time, 11 May 2009
- Now available on UKL’s website: China Miéville interviews UKL about her life and work for BBC Radio 4, 17 March 2009.
- Steve Lafreniere Interviews Ursula K. Le Guin at Vice magazine.
- “Better Than Potter,” by Kelly .McManus, North Shore Outlook, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
- Conversations with Ursula K. Le Guin, by Carl Freedman, University Press of Mississippi.
- Q&A with author Ursula K. Le Guin, conducted by Theresa Hogue for the Corvallis Gazette-Times.
- “Between the Covers,” 22 July 2008: Jim Schumock interviews UKL for KBOO radio. Streaming audio.
- Interview in Das Science Fiction Jahr 2008, ed. Sascha Mamczak (in German). Heyne Verlag 2008
- “Sing Muse, of the woman unsung” — Review and interview at The Inkwell Review. June 2008
- The Book Show, ABC Australia, interviews UKL. Transcript and audio. [Offsite link]
- 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; audio interview]
- “A Princess Seeking a Voice,” interview by Cynthia Crossen at The Wall Street Journal. (12 April 2008)
- “Breaking into the Spell,” An interview with Ursula K. Le Guin. Conducted by Alexander Chee at Guernica Magazine, February 2008. (8 February 2008)
- The Oregonian’s Steve Duin interviews UKL: “For Le Guin, the Journey Never Ends.” (5 February 2008)
- Interview for Spanish Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine
Fantasymundo — en castellano/in English. Conducted by Alejandro Serrano. (Link posted 4 February 2008)
- The Death Ray Interview with Ursula K. Le Guin, conducted by Guy Haley. Interview reprinted from Death Ray with the kind permission of Blackfish Publishing. (Posted 6 November 2007)
- Karen Karbo interviewed UKL on 12 April 2008 for Live Wire. Oregon Public Broadcasting broadcast it live. It is now available as a podcast MP3. (10 April 2008; update 5 May 2008)
- Interview by Margarita Meklina (in Russian)
- Wizard Oil, by Carol Pinchefsky, Intergalactic Medicine Show, January 2007.
- Doce Moradas interview, conducted by Paola Castagno
- Femin magazine: The original questions and answers
on which an interview published in the Japanese feminist magazine
FEMIN was based — translated into Japanese by the interviewer,
Chieko Akaishi. [Page no longer available]
- The Magician: article/interview by Maya Jaggi, online at The Guardian [Dec. 29 2005; offsite link]
- Chronicles of Earthsea — Q&A at Guardian Unlimited
- Elsewhere, Inverted, Utopia —
Kurt Anderson interviews Ursula K. Le Guin for Studio 360 at WNYC public radio. [offsite link to audio archive]
- Página/12: Entrevista a Ursula K. Le Guin, por Sandra Chaher [offsite link; in Spanish]
- West by Northwest Online Magazine: Life in the Wider Household of Being: An Interview with Ursula K. Le Guin, by Erika Milo
- Driven By A Different Chauffeur: An Interview With Ursula K. Le Guin, Conducted by Nick Gevers: “Ursula K. Le Guin has something of the quality of legend....” [continued...]
[off-site link to The SF Site]
- Pacific NW Booksellers Association Interview, on the occasion of UKL’s lifetime achievement award. [off-site link]
- Hour 25 archive: UKL’s appearance, September 29, 2000. [off-site link]
- Photos by Richard Jensen
- A Mask of the Dragon Yevaud, by Ilyana Mansfield
- Photographers — Have you taken a good picture of Ursula at one of her public events?
- Timberland Regional Library, Olympia, WA: Photo by Jim Culp. 10 October 2008.
- Queen Ursula at Potlatch 16: Photo by Denise Rehse Watson, October 2007
- A Walk in Portland: Photos by Eileen Gunn, April 2003
- Ursula K. Le Guin at Kiger Gorge, Harney County, OR: Photo by Terry Dillon
- Ursula K. Le Guin and Blazing Star, Harney County, OR: Photo by Terry Dillon
- PEN/Malamud Award 2002 to Ursula K. Le Guin and Junot Diaz
- Ursula K. Le Guin: Virginia Woolf and Freshwater: Photo courtesy Multnomah County Library
- Kesh Musicians, Mythcon XIX: Photo by Brian Attebury, 1988
- Ursula K. Le Guin & Elinor Armer: Lockerbones/Airbones: Poetry by Ursula K. Le Guin, music by Elinor Armer
- Poem: The Palindromedary (February 2009)
- Poem: The Vigil for Ben Linder"
- Poem: Crows (November 2006)
- Poem: Learning the Name (November 2006)
- Poem: Intimations (November 2006)
- Poem: Every Land (November 2006)
- Poem: A Measure of Desolation: February 2005
- Poem: In the Third Year of the War
- Poem: From the Tent on the Volcano: July 2005
- Poem: This Stone, Always Coming Home
- Poem: A Meditation in the Eighth House in Early Spring by Ire of Sinshan, Always Coming Home
- Poem: Canción de la Muerte, from Selected Poems of Gabriela Mistral, translated by Ursula K. Le Guin
- Poem: Song of Death, from Selected Poems of Gabriela Mistral, translated by Ursula K. Le Guin
- Poem: Dame la Mano, from Selected Poems of Gabriela Mistral, translated by Ursula K. Le Guin
- Poem: Give Me Your Hand, from Selected Poems of Gabriela Mistral, translated by Ursula K. Le Guin
- Poem: Canto que Amabas, from Selected Poems of Gabriela Mistral, translated by Ursula K. Le Guin
- Poem: What You Loved, from Selected Poems of Gabriela Mistral, translated by Ursula K. Le Guin
- Excerpt: Lavinia
- Excerpt: The Lathe of Heaven
- Excerpt: Voices
- Excerpt: Coming of Age in Karhide
- Excerpt: The Matter of Seggri
- Excerpt: Unchosen Love
- Excerpt: Mountain Ways
- Excerpt: Solitude
- Excerpt: Old Music and the Slave Women
- Excerpt: The Birthday of the World
- Excerpt: Paradises Lost
- Excerpt: The Other Wind
- Excerpt: The Other Wind
- Excerpt: Steering the Craft
- Excerpt: Dragonfly. Tales from Earthsea.
- Excerpt: The Telling
- A Few Words to a Young Writer
- A Rejection Letter
- Manuscript Preparation
- A Sketchy Introduction to Copyright and Contracts
- A Discussion of Story, from Steering the Craft
- What Makes a Story
- A Message about Messages
- Plausibility in Fantasy
- Plausibility Revisited:
Wha Hoppen and What Didn’t
- Some Genres I Write in:
A Table of Contents
for the Collection
Unlocking the Air,
with Useful Classification of the Stories by Genre
- Being an Editor, by Guest Columnist Michael Kandel
- What Freelance Writers Get Paid and How
- On Rules of Writing, or, Riffing on Rechy
- Margaret Atwood, Moral Disorder: “Eleven-piece
suite” The Guardian, 23 September 2006.
- Margaret Atwood, The Year of the Flood The Guardian, 29 August 2009.
- J.G. Ballard, Kingdom Come: “Revolution
in the aisles” The Guardian, 9 September 2006.
- John Berger, A to X: “The story of Us and
Them.” The Guardian, 16 August 2008.
- Roberto Bolaño, Monsieur Pain The Guardian.
29 January 2011.
- TC Boyle, When the Killing’s Done. Review by UKL, at The Guardian.
22 April 2011
- Geraldine Brooks, People of the Book: “The
shelf-life of shadows” The Guardian, January 19,
- Italo Calvino, The Complete Cosmicomics: “Into
the cosmos with Qfwfq” The Guardian, 15 June 2009.
- Dorothy Canfield, The Deepening Stream. The Pleasures of Reading, Viewing, and Listening, pt.4: Three Novels, by UKL, at Aqueduct Press.
12 December 2012
- Peter Carey, Parrot and Olivier in America The
Guardian, 30 January 2010.
- Susanna Clarke, The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories October 2006.
- Ivan Doig, English Creek. The Pleasures of Reading, Viewing, and Listening, pt.4: Three Novels, by UKL, at Aqueduct Press.
12 December 2012
- Margaret Drabble, The Sea Lady: “Mermaid
on dry land” The Guardian, 22 July 2006.
- Carol Emshwiller, Ledoyt, A Review. The Women’s Review of Books, 2001.
- Alan Garner, Boneland, a review by UKL. Guardian.co.uk.
29 August 2012.
- Xiaolu Guo, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for
of my English” The Guardian, 27 January 2007.
- Lian Hearn, Heaven’s Net Is Wide: “Before
the dream” The Guardian, 27 October 2007.
- Tove Jansson, True
Deceiver The Guardian, 12 December 2009.
on this website.
- S.T. Joshi, editor,
In the Land of Time and Other Fantasy Tales LA Times Book Review, 2004. (Added to website 6 July 2009.)
- Manju Kapur, The Immigrant: “A
passage to Canada” The Guardian, 18 April 2009.
- Panos Karnezis, The Convent [aka The Spirit World?] The Guardian 16 January 2010.
- Joanna Kavenna, The Birth of Love The Guardian, 5 June 2010.
- A.L. Kennedy, Day, “At war
with you” The Guardian, 7 April 2007.
- Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior. The Pleasures of Reading, Viewing, and Listening, pt.4: Three Novels, by UKL, at Aqueduct Press.
12 December 2012
- Michelle de Kretser, The Lost Dog: “One
man and his dog” The Guardian, 18 June 2008.
- Review of On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee by UKL at The Guardian. 3 February 2014
- Donna Leon, Suffer the Little Children: “The
Baby-Snatchers” The Guardian, 12 May 2007.
- Doris Lessing, The Cleft: “Saved
by a Squirt” The Guardian, 17 March 2007.
- Toby Litt, Journey into Space: “Spaceship
of fools” The Guardian, 28 February 2009.
- Penelope Lively, Consequences: “The
soldier’s grave,” The Guardian, 16 June 2007.
- Sara Maitland, A Book of
Silence Literary Review.
16 September 2009.)
- Vonda N. McIntyre, Dreamsnake. The Wild Winds of Possibility, from The Cascadia Subduction Zone, Vol. 1, No. 2., reprinted by Book View Café.
6 June 2011
- Jan Morris, Hav: “Magical
history tour” The Guardian, 3 June 2006.
- Joseph O’Connor, Ghost
Light The Guardian, 22 July 2010.
- The Buddha in the Attic, by Julie Otsuka, a review by UKL in The Guardian.
28 January 2012
- Anna Pavord, The Naming of Names: The Search for Order in
the World of Plants: “You
say arbutus, I say kisspop” The Guardian, 26 November 2005.
- José Luis Peixoto,
The Piano Cemetery, at The Guardian. 18 February 2011
- Victor Pelevin, The Sacred Book of the Werewolf: “Pinning
the tail on the fox,” The Guardian, 16 February 2008.
- Emily Perkins, The Forrests, a review by UKL at The Guardian.
7 June 2012
- Christopher Priest, The Islanders, a review by UKL at The Guardian.
3 October 2011
- Ron Rash, The Cove, The Guardian, 16 March 2012.
- Jiang Rong, Wolf Totem: “Keep
off the grass.” The Guardian, 22 March 2008.
- Salman Rushdie, The Enchantress of Florence. “The real
uses of enchantment.” Guardian Unlimited, 29 March 2008.
- Jose Saramago, The Elephant’s Journey. The Guardian, 19 August 2010.
- José Saramago, Seeing: “The
plague of blank ballots” The Guardian, Saturday 15 April
- Ali Smith, Girl Meets Boy, “Sigmund and the blind seer” Guardian Unlimited, 8 December 2007.
- Dava Sobel, The Planets. “Anti-gravity
solar system,” LA Times, 5 October 2005.
- Maria Tatar, Enchanted
Hunters LA Times, 14 June 2009.
- Scarlett Thomas, The End of Mr Y. “Lost
in Mindspace” The Guardian, 21 July 2007.
- Barry Unsworth, Land of Marvels. “Digging
for victory.” The Guardian, 17 January 2009.
- Salley Vickers, Where Three Roads Meet: “Sigmund and the blind seer” Guardian Unlimited, 8 December 2007.
- Jeanette Winterson, The Stone Gods. “Head Cases”
The Guardian, 22 September 2007.
- Stefan Zweig, The Post
Office Girl. Literary Review 2009.
- Maxine Cushing Gray Award acceptance speech, Washington State Book Awards, Seattle, 18 October 2006
- “"Some Assumptions about Fantasy," speech at Book Expo America,” — BookExpo America speech, Chicago, 4 June 2004
- “Cheek by Jowl: Animals in Children’s Literature.” Video of Arbuthnot Honor Lecture by Ursula K. Le Guin, 2004. (19Mb, 1hr, video. If the image is pixilated or blurry, choose “original size” from the drop-down menu at the lower right corner of the video window.) [offsite link]
- “Cheek by Jowl: Animals in Children’s Literature.” Video of Arbuthnot Honor Lecture by Ursula K. Le Guin, 2004. (69Mb, 1hr, high-res video. If the image is pixilated or blurry, choose “original size” from the drop-down menu at the lower right corner of the video window.) [offsite link]
- “A Left-Handed Commencement Address,” Mills College, 1983.
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