Known For: Le Guin has been writing and publishing since the sixties. Though she is mainly known for her science fiction and fantasy, she has written a wide array of essays, children's books, and young adult fiction.
Dates: , 1929 -
Also known as: Ursula Kroeber Le Guin
Parents: Theodora Kroeber (a writer) and Alfred Louis Kroeber (pioneering anthropologist)
Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (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 politics, natural environment, gender, religion, sexuality and ethnography. She has won the Hugo Award, Nebula Award, Locus Award, and World Fantasy Award several times each. --from Wikipedia