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Science fiction writer, born in Berkeley, California, USA. She studied at Radcliffe College and Columbia University, and became a prolific writer both for adults and children. Her ‘Hainish’ novels include Rocannon’s World (1966) and The Left Hand of Darkness (1969). Her ‘Earth Sea’ trilogy contains A Wizard of Earthsea (1968), The Tombs of Atuan (1971), and The Farthest Shore (1972). Later works include the children’s book Tehanu (1990), and two collections of short stories, A Fisherman of the Inland Sea (1994) and Changing Planes (2003).

See also American literature, Berkeley.


Major works:


Novels
 Three Hainish Novels (1978), later (1996) as Worlds of Exile and Illusion
 (1966) Rocannon’s World
 (1966) Planet of Exile
 (1967) City of Illusions
 The Hainish Series also includes
 (1969) The Left Hand of Darkness
 (1974) The Dispossessed
 (1976) The Word for World is Forest
 Earthsea Trilogy
 (1968) A Wizard of Earthsea
 (1971) The Tombs of Atuan
 (1972) The Farthest Shore
 The Earthsea Quartet adds
 (1990) Tehanu


Other novels
 (1971) The Lathe of Heaven
 (1976) Very Far Away from Anywhere Else
 (1978) The Eye of the Heron
 (1979) Malafrena
 (1980) The Beginning Place (also called Threshold)
 (1985) Always Coming Home
 (2000) The Telling
 Short Stories
 (1975) The Wind’s Twelve Quarters
 (1976) Orsinian Tales
 (1982) The Compass Rose
 (1987) Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences
 (1994) A Fisherman of the Inland Sea
 (1995) Searoad
 (1995) Four Ways to Forgiveness
 (1996) Unlocking the Air and Other Stories
 (2003) Changing Planes


Poetry
 (1975) Wild Angels
 (1981) Hard Words, and Other Poems
 (1983) In the Red Zone
 (1987) Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences
 (1988) Wild Oats and Fireweed
 (1994) Going Out With Peacocks, and Other Poems
 (1996) The Twins, the Dream (with Diana Bellessi)
 (1999) Sixty Odd: New Poems
 Essays (selected)
 (1979) The Language of the Night
 (1989) Dancing at the Edge of the World
 (1993) Vlue Moon over Thurman Street
 (1998) Steering the Craft

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