Interviews with Ursula K. Le Guin
The Science of Fiction: David Naimon on Ursula K. Le Guin. Podcast: David Naimon joins co-hosts Kate Wolf, Medaya Ocher, and Eric Newman. lareviewofbooks.org. 20 July 2018
Podcast: WMC Live #235: Ursula K. Le Guin, 2/4/2018, hosted by Robin Morgan. Women’s Media Center. February 2018
Listen to Ursula K. Le Guin on Celebrity Culture and Fiction vs. Fact: The Iconic Author Takes a Phone Call From Paul Holdengraber. In this episode of A Phone Call From Paul, Paul Holdengraber talks to legendary writer Ursula K. Le Guin about the blurring of fact and fiction, the problem with celebrities, and the anxiety of influence. January 2018
Ursula K. Le Guin: Free speech, press are ‘liberty in action’, interview by Amanda Waldroupe at Street Roots. “As I see it, writing and the arts (and the sciences, and all learning) don’t play a role in ensuring our freedom; they are our freedom — the heart of it.” — Ursula. 30 September 2017
Ursula K. Le Guin, Author of The Hainish Novels and Stories, Powell's Interview by Mary Jo Schimelpfenig, at Powell’s website. 27 September 2017
Twenty Questions with Ursula K. Le Guin, at the Times Literary Supplement. “In The Dispossessed, I would mention the communal pickle barrels...” 6 March 2017
Interview: Ursula Le Guin: “We make such a cult of the artist's personality” by David Larsen. February 2017
Oregon Public Broadcasting’s State of Wonder. Ursula on Harper Lee, beginning at 15:45. (Note: Sound auto-plays.) 28 February 2016
Ursula Le Guin: Late in the Day (Poems 2010-2014), podcast conducted by David Wilk at WritersCast [33:27] 16 January 2016
A History of Ideas: Jessica Frazier on Creation Myths with Ursula (at about 06:15). BBC4 audio. 15 January 2015
Ursula Le Guin: she got there first, by John Freeman, The Boston Globe. 22 November 2014
Ursula Le Guin: ‘Wizardry is artistry’: Interview with Ursula by Hari Kunzru, in The Guardian. 21 November 2014
Hobo Magazine Interview with Ursula by Heather Davis now online. 3 October 2014
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. Podcast
What Can Novels Do? by Ursula K. Le Guin, Avenali Chair in the Humanities.
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
Dmae Roberts, Stage and Studio, KBOO radio, interviews Ursula, 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 Ursula in Russian, at Izvesia. December 2012
Beyond Elvish, by Patrick Cox, at The World. Audio and transcript. December 2012
Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon, online interview. November 2012
Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy: Interview with Ursula. July 2012
Interview d'Ursula K. Le Guin, conducted by Bernard Henninger (in French). August 2010
Ursula on Think Out Loud, Oregon Public Radio. Interview by Emily Harris. April 2010
Science Blogs interviews Ursula, Claire L. Evans, Universe. March 2010
“Author Ursula K. Le Guin shares thoughts on book,” Jake Bolitho, mlive.com. February 2010
“Northwest Writers at Work: Ursula K. Le Guin is 80 and taking on Google,” Jeff Baker, The Oregonian. February 2010
“Hidden Sky” Interview with Ursula. February 2010
Matthew Peterson interviews Ursula for The Author Hour. Audio, transcript, and bonus questions. November 2009
First Contact: A Talk with Ursula K. Le Guin, at The New Yorker Book Club. July 2009
“An Interview with Ursula K. Le Guin,” by Lev Grossman, Time, 11 May 2009
Now available on Ursula’s website: China Miéville interviews Ursula about her life and work for BBC Radio 4, 17 March 2009.
Steve Lafreniere Interviews Ursula K. Le Guin at Vice magazine. September 2009
“Better Than Potter,” by Kelly McManus, North Shore Outlook, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. October 2008
Conversations with Ursula K. Le Guin, by Carl Freedman, University Press of Mississippi. September 2008.
Q&A with author Ursula K. Le Guin, conducted by Theresa Hogue for the Corvallis Gazette-Times. September 2008.
“Between the Covers,” 22 July 2008: Jim Schumock interviews Ursula 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 Ursula. Transcript and audio.
NPR’s Jacki Lyden interviews Ursula on “All Things Considered,” 26 April 2008. (Audio)
Between the Covers: John J. Miller interviews Ursula at National Review Online. 24 April 2008.
“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 Ursula: “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)
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.
Chronicles of Earthsea — Q&A at Guardian Unlimited
Página/12: Entrevista a Ursula K. Le Guin, por Sandra Chaher.
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...]
Pacific NW Booksellers Association Interview, on the occasion of Ursula’s lifetime achievement award.
Hour 25 archive: Ursula’s appearance, September 29, 2000.
Archival podcast: Spend An Evening With Ursula Le Guin, Paule Marshall, and Grace Paley. Conducted by Margot Adler. NPR, 6 April 1992