Celebrating Ursula: Articles

By Brenda Clough

The Unreal and the Real coverThe idea of a collection of Ursula K. Le Guin’s short stories is wildly exciting.  How have we survived without such a thing? This, plus the upcoming publication of a collection of her verse, has led to an uptick in articles and reviews about her in leading publications and blogs.  For your reading pleasure, here are some links:

A review of The Unreal and the Real, the two-volume collection of short stories, in the Wall Street Journal

Ursula is interviewed by writer Robin Morgan

Two video clips, courtesy of Professor Eric S. Rabkin: “Ursula K. LeGuin: The Left Hand of Darkness Overview” and “Ursula K. LeGuin: The Left Hand of Darkness Thesis.” Please click on “open/view” link for MP4 files. These are large files that will take a while to download.

Another review in Slate 

And another lengthy one in the UK newspaper Guardian

And another one from the Oregonian

A discussion of her collection of poems Finding My Elegy in the Oregon Arts Watch

An interview with Francesca Rheannon

One of the poems from the collection.  Another, and yet another, from the daily Writers Almanac.

If you run across other links on the web, do post them here!


My newest novel Speak to Our Desires is out exclusively from Book View Café.

I also have stories in Book View Café’s two steampunk anthologies, The Shadow Conspiracy and The Shadow Conspiracy II, as well as in BVC’s many other anthologies, including our latest, Beyond Grimm.



About Brenda Clough

Brenda W. Clough spent much of her childhood overseas, courtesy of the U.S. government. Her first fantasy novel, The Crystal Crown, was published by DAW in 1984. She has also written The Dragon of Mishbil (1985), The Realm Beneath (1986), and The Name of the Sun (1988). Her children’s novel, An Impossumble Summer (1992), is set in her own house in Virginia, where she lives in a cottage at the edge of a forest. Her novel How Like a God, available from BVC, was published by Tor Books in 1997, and a sequel, Doors of Death and Life, was published in May 2000. Her latest novels from Book View Cafe include Revise the World (2009) and Speak to Our Desires. Her novel A Most Dangerous Woman is being serialized by Serial Box. Her novel The River Twice is newly available from BVC.


Celebrating Ursula: Articles — 8 Comments

    • I do hope this means Julie Phillips — whose work on Tiptree/Sheldon is by and away the best biography I have ever read — will eventually do a biography of Ursula.

  1. I hope your readers know about: 80! Memories and Reflections on Ursula Le Guin, edited by Karen Joy Fowler and me. This book, which was a tribute volume given to Ursula in hand-bound form on the occasion of her 80th birthday, and later published by Aqueduct Press, contains personal reflections, reflections on her fiction, tribute fiction, and poetry, and a long biographical excerpt by Julie Phillips.

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