Ursula K. Le Guin has won multiple prizes and accolades from the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to the Newbery Honor, Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement, the Nebula, Hugo, Lotus, World Fantasy, and PEN/Malamud Awards. In 2003 she was made a Grandmaster of Science Fiction, and last year the New York Times described her as "America's greatest living science fiction writer."
Le Guin's latest tribute: membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Ursula K. Le Guin writes both poetry and prose, and in various modes including realistic fiction, science fiction, fantasy, young children’s books, and books for young adults. She has published seven books of poetry, twenty-two novels, over a hundred short stories (collected in eleven volumes), four collections of essays, twelve books for children, and four volumes of translation.
Recorded Books has produced the audiobook for many of her works including classics The Left Hand of Darkness, which won the Hugo and Nebula awards in 1970, and The Lathe of Heaven, adapted to a 1979 PBS film of the same name. Releasing on audio in March, The Found and the Lost represents every novella by Ursula K. Le Guin collected for the first time in one breathtaking volume. Series include Annals of the Western Shore, Catwings, and Earthsea Cycle. Book 5 of the Earthsea Cycle series, Tales from Earthsea, will release on audio in April.
The 87-year-old Le Guin is one of 14 new core members. The new inductees will be formally welcomed at a ceremony at the New York-based academy in May, where academy member Joyce Carol Oates will deliver the centennial Blashfield Foundation keynote address.
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