AUTHOR Ursula K Le Guin

NAME:  Ursula K Le Guin
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LOCATION:  USA
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Ursula le Guin

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Wikipedia describes Ursula K Le Guin:

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (play /ˈɜrsələ ˈkrbər ləˈɡwɪn/; born October 21, 1929) is an American author of novels, children’s books, and short stories, mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction. She has also written poetry and essays.

First published in the 1960s, her work has often depicted futuristic or imaginary worlds alternative to our own in politicsnatural environment,genderreligionsexuality and ethnography. She has been influenced by fantasy writers like J.R.R. Tolkien, by science fiction writers likePhilip K. Dick, by central figures of Western literature like Leo Tolstoy,Virgil and The Brontë sisters, and including feminist writers like Virginia Woolf, by children’s literature like Alice in WonderlandThe Wind in the Willows and The Jungle Book, by Norse mythology, and by books from the Eastern tradition such as the Tao Te Ching.[1][2][3][4][6][7]

In turn, she has influenced Booker prize winners and other writers, such as Salman Rushdie and David Mitchell— and notable futurism and fantasy writers like Neil Gaiman and Iain Banks.[1] She has won the Hugo AwardNebula AwardLocus Award, and World Fantasy Award several times each.

I read the Earthsea novels as a boxed set trilogy when I was in primary school, lent to me by a teacher who was a friend of the family.  This was my first taste of Ursula’s writing…