Biography

Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin was born in 1929 in Berkeley, California. She is the author of more than one hundred short stories, two collections of essays, five volumes of poetry, ten books for children, and eighteen novels. Her Earthsea books have sold millions of copies in America and England, and have been translated into sixteen languages. Among her honors are a National Book Award, five Hugo and five Nebula awards, the Kafka Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Ursula K. Le Guin

Books by Ursula K. Le Guin

by Ursula K. Le Guin - Fantasy, Fiction

Ged is the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, but once he was called Sparrowhawk, a reckless youth, hungry for power and knowledge, who tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance.

by Ursula K. Le Guin - Fantasy

Fleeing from the monotony of his life, Hugh Rogers finds his way to "the beginning place" --- a gateway to Tembreabrezi, an idyllic, unchanging world of eternal twilight. Irena Pannis was 13 when she first found the beginning place. Now, seven years later, she has grown to know and love the gentle inhabitants of Tembreabrezi, or Mountaintown, and she sees Hugh as a trespasser. But then a monstrous shadow threatens to destroy Mountaintown, and Hugh and Irena join forces to seek it out. Along the way, they begin to fall in love. Are they on their way to a new beginning...or a fateful end?