Book Review: John Plotz on Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea

In this week’s Dispatches from The Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle reviews John Plotz’s personal reading of a fantasy classic by Ursula K. Le Guin The American author Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018) is widely regarded as one of the finest authors of what is broadly termed ‘speculative fiction’. During […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

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Book Review: John Plotz on Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea

In this week’s Dispatches from The Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle reviews John Plotz’s personal reading of a fantasy classic by Ursula K. Le Guin The American author Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018) is widely regarded as one of the finest authors of what is broadly termed ‘speculative fiction’.... Continue reading at Interesting Literature

[ Interesting Literature | 2023-10-13 14:00:53 UTC ]
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Ursula K Le Guin's speech at National Book Awards: 'Books aren't just commodities'

In a passionate speech, writer takes aim at publishers who put profit before artUrsula Le Guin cries freedom as she is honoured for contribution to literatureTo the givers of this beautiful reward, my thanks, from the heart. My family, my agents, my editors, know that my being here is their... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Review: ‘Silverview,’ by John le Carré

“Silverview” features a young bookstore owner in an English seaside town, caught up in an investigation involving two cunning spymasters. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Ursula K Le Guin to publish Earthsea story in print for first time

The Daughter of Odren will be published in new omnibus edition of the much-loved fantasy sequence to mark the 50th anniversary of The Wizard of EarthseaA story from Ursula K Le Guin’s world of Earthsea that has never been published in print before is due to be released to mark the 50th... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-07-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ursula K. Le Guin Urges Amazon Book Buying Boycott

SF grand dame Ursula K Le Guin, writes, 'Every book purchase made from Amazon is a vote for a culture without content and without contentment.' The post Ursula K. Le Guin Urges Amazon Book Buying Boycott appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Ursula Le Guin shines at National Book Awards

The 65th National Book Awards took place in frigid New York last night (19th November), but the literary establishment donned finery and dinner jackets to the Wall Street venue undaunted by the cold. Perseus c.e.o. David Steinberger noted that this was “the largest crowd” he had addressed in his... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kelly Link in Praise of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Genuine Magic

Originally, The Lathe of Heaven appeared in two installments in Amazing Stories, a pulp magazine started in 1926 by Hugo Gernsback. Ursula Le Guin, born in 1929, read Amazing Stories as a child and would go on to outlive almost all the science fiction pulp magazines. While many of the writers... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Book Review: ‘Life on Delay,’ by John Hendrickson

John Hendrickson's memoir “Life on Delay” recounts his experience with this poorly understood neurological disorder, tracing an arc from frustration and isolation to acceptance and community. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-01-18 10:00:22 UTC ]
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2022 Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction

The 2022 Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction has been awarded to Khadija Abdalla Bajaber for her debut YA novel The House of Rust. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-11-10 19:36:19 UTC ]
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Who Was Ursula K. Le Guin?

Ursula K. Le Guin was a highly influential and prolific writer of science fiction and fantasy with an interesting upbringing. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-09-07 10:38:00 UTC ]
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Book Review: ‘The Gotti Wars,’ by John Gleeson

John Gleeson’s “The Gotti Wars” is a memoir about what it took to jail America’s star gangster. Continue reading at The New York Times

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A new literary prize in honor of Ursula K. Le Guin will recognize “realists of a larger reality.”

Today, on what would have been Ursula K. Le Guin’s 92nd birthday, the Ursula K. Le Guin Literary Trust announced a new annual prize in honor of the beloved writer: the Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction, which will be awarded for the first time in 2022 and come with a $25,000 cash prize. […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Books in the Media: le Carré's last dominates reviews to close career in style

John le Carré's final novel Silverview (Viking) dominated the review pages this week, picking up mentions from the Sunday Times, Times, Guardian, Financial Times, Sunday Telegraph, the i and the Scotsman.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Book Review: ‘On the House,’ by John Boehner

“On the House” is an anecdote-rich memoir by the former speaker of the House that fails to give readers the whole picture. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-04-09 13:05:40 UTC ]
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The Unruly Energy of Ursula K. Le Guin

At the London Review of Books, Colin Burrow reflects on how Ursula K. Le Guin‘s narrative prowess flourished within the constraints of science fiction and children’s literature. “Fiction needs the unruly energies of indeterminacy,” Burrow writes, “of being partly inside the mind of the reader,... Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2021-01-20 21:30:12 UTC ]
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John Bolton's bad reviews don't stop him topping US book charts

The Room Where It Happened, due out later this month if attempts to block publication fail, has received stinging early notices but is already Amazon’s No 1John Bolton’s damning indictment of the Trump presidency is topping bestseller charts in the US a week before its release, despite withering... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-18 11:54:13 UTC ]
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Ursula K. Le Guin Dies at 88

The prolific and profoundly influential writer, who brought a literary and feminist touch to works of science fiction and fantasy for children and adults, died at her home in Portland, Ore., on January 22. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Where to Start With Ursula K. Le Guin

Given her incredible skill at narrative economy, Ursula K. Le Guin could probably do a much better job of summing up her own achievements as a writer than I could. Then again, Le Guin could do most things better than most writers. An undisputed master of science fiction and fantasy, she also... Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2018-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Turtles All the Way Down is best-selling author John Green's first novel since 2012's runaway success, The Fault in Our Stars. While that book tackled the issue of teens with cancer, this book centres on a protagonist suffering from anxiety and obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behaviour. Green,... Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2017-11-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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