“It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.” (Ursula K. Le Guin)
Although she simply wanted to be known as an American novelist, Ursula K. Le Guin (October 21, 1929 – January 22, 2018) is best known for her science fiction works and her fantasy series Earthsea. She began writing in the 1950s, and her literary career spanned more than 60 years. Le Guin’s work includes more than twenty novels and one hundred short stories, children’s books, poetry, literary criticism, and translations.
Le Quin became the second woman to be named Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. In 2000, the U.S. Library of Congress named her a Living Legend and in 2014, she won the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.