Remembering: Ursula Le Guin

Ursula Le Guin

Posted on February 6, 2018 - 4:04pm

Beloved author Ursula Le Guin died at age 88 on January 22, 2018. She was a noted science fiction writer, but also a poet, a novelist, and an essayist.  She was considered a legend in the science fiction world, and luckily, left behind a large body of work for readers to enjoy for generations to come. 

Her most famous novels are the Earth Sea series, first published in 1968, and still in print today.  The series is available in the Marion Public Library’s Young Adult section. 

She also dipped into children’s literature, with the delightful novel Catwings,  located in our Children’s fiction section-and also available on audio. 

You can find more of Ursula Le Guin’s essays and short stories in our Science Fiction section, and in non-fiction.  Ms. Le Guin wrote about the craft of storytelling, the art of writing, and how she saw the world. The Metro Library Network has even more of Le Guin’s body of work available in our library catalog.  Click here to browse our holdings. If you haven’t read Ursula Le Guin’s novels, add one to your reading list for 2018. 

--Sue Gerth, Customer Experience & Access Services Coordinator