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Ursula K. Le Guin

1929 - 2018

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Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (; October 21, 1929 – January 22, 2018) was an American author best known for her works of speculative fiction, including science fiction works set in her Hainish universe, and the Earthsea fantasy series. She was first published in 1959, and her literary career spanned nearly sixty years, producing more than twenty novels and over a hundred short stories, in addition to poetry, literary criticism, translations, and children's books. Frequently described as an author of science fiction, Le Guin has also been called a "major voice in American Letters". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ursula K. Le Guin has received more than 4,686,635 page views. Her biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Ursula K. Le Guin is the 699th most popular writer (down from 690th in 2019), the 771st most popular biography from United States (down from 733rd in 2019) and the 78th most popular American Writer.

Ursula K. Le Guin is most famous for her work in science fiction and fantasy. She is best known for her Earthsea series, which was published in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Among writers, Ursula K. Le Guin ranks 699 out of 5,755Before her are Ninon de l'Enclos, Jaroslav Seifert, Hugo Ball, Pierre de Ronsard, Maria Leopoldina of Austria, and Władysław Reymont. After her are Neal Cassady, Berossus, Carlos Fuentes, Jacinto Benavente, Dashiell Hammett, and Jean Froissart.

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Among people born in 1929, Ursula K. Le Guin ranks 43Before her are Rudolf Mössbauer, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Murray Gell-Mann, Bernard Haitink, Lata Mangeshkar, and John Cassavetes. After her are James Last, Mike Hawthorn, Jean Simmons, Eric Kandel, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and Yevgeny Primakov. Among people deceased in 2018, Ursula K. Le Guin ranks 24Before her are Stephen Hillenburg, France Gall, Burt Reynolds, Peter Grünberg, Hubert de Givenchy, and Billy Graham. After her are Arto Paasilinna, Arvid Carlsson, Jin Yong, Stéphane Audran, Lys Assia, and Richard E. Taylor.

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Among people born in United States, Ursula K. Le Guin ranks 771 out of 18,182Before her are Willard Libby (1908), Anne Baxter (1923), Hermann Joseph Muller (1890), Kamala Harris (1964), James B. Sumner (1887), and Lana Turner (1921). After her are Richard Crenna (1926), Edward Mills Purcell (1912), Tobey Maguire (1975), Quincy Jones (1933), Neal Cassady (1926), and Ray Manzarek (1939).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Ursula K. Le Guin ranks 78Before her are William Saroyan (1908), Maya Angelou (1928), Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867), Patricia Highsmith (1921), Nellie Bly (1864), and H. L. Mencken (1880). After her are Neal Cassady (1926), Dashiell Hammett (1894), John Dos Passos (1896), Joseph Campbell (1904), Louise Hay (1926), and L. Ron Hubbard (1911).

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