- Born 10/21/1929, Berkeley, California, to Alfred L. Kroeber
and Theodora K. Kroeber.
- Enters Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- B.A., Radcliffe College
- A.M., Columbia University
- Fulbright Fellow in France.
Married Charles A. Le Guin, in Paris.
- Le Guins live in Macon, Georgia.
- Le Guins live in Idaho.
- Le Guins move to Portland, Oregon.
- Alfred Kroeber, Ursula's father, dies.
- "An die Musik" appeared in The Western Humanities
Review, V. XV, No. 3, Summer 1961
- "April in Paris" appeared in Fantastic. According to
Le Guin's preface in The Wind's Twelve Quarters, "This is the first
story I ever got paid for; the second story I ever got published; and
maybe the thirtieth or fortieth story I wrote." Le Guin's first fantasy
- "Dowry of the Angyar" aka "Semley's Necklace"
"The Masters" published in Fantastic [her first science
fiction story published]
"Darkness Box" published in Fantastic
- "The Word of Unbinding" appeared in Fantastic
"Dowry of the Angyar" published in Amazing (later
republished "Semley's Necklace")
"The Rule of Names" published in Fantastic
- Rocannon's World (first novel published) ("Semley's
Necklace" / "Dowry of the Angyar" published as prologue)
Planet of Exile
- City of Illusions
- A Wizard of Earthsea
- The Left Hand of Darkness
"Nine Lives" in Playboy; rereleased 1992
- The Tombs of Atuan
The Lathe of Heaven
Le Guin is writer-in-residence at Clarion West science fiction
workshop, University of Washington; also teaching participant in a
writers' workshop at Pacific University. [Beginning a long series of
residencies & teaching at writers' workshops.]
- The Farthest Shore
"Vaster Than Empires and More Slow"
"The Word for World Is Forest" in Again, Dangerous
- From Elfland to Poughkeepsie
"The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" published in New
- The Dispossessed
"The Day Before the Revolution"
The Word for World Is Forest
- Dreams Must Explain Themselves.
- The Wind's Twelve Quarters
- "The New Atlantis"
- Orsinian Tales
- Very Far Away from Anywhere Else
- The Altered I: An Encounter with Science Fiction.
- Le Guin's mother, Theodora Kroeber-Quinn, dies.
- Leese Webster (chapbook for children).
- Gwilan's Harp
- "The Lathe of Heaven" broadcast on PBS
- The Language of the Night
- The Beginning Place (published as Threshold,
- Interfaces, edited with Virginia Kidd. New York, NY:
Ace Books, 1980.
- Hard Words and Other Poems. 1st ed.
- The Adventure of Cobbler's Rune (chapbook; "Adventures
in Kroy" sequence for children).
- The Art of Bunditsu: How to Arrange Your Bonzo -- A Form
of Japanese Tabbist Meditation. Parody by Le Guin using the pen name
- The Compass Rose: Short Stories
- Solomon Leviathan's Nine Hundred and Thirty First Trip
Around the World (chapbook; "Adventures in Kroy" sequence for
children) (1983 or 1984).
- "In the Red Zone" (chapbook)
- "The Visionary: The Life Story of Flicker of the Serpentine of
- Always Coming Home
- King Dog: A Screenplay
- Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences
- Catwings (for children)
"Riding Shotgun" in Antaeus
"A Visit from Dr. Katz" (chapbook for children).
Wild Oats and Fireweed: New Poems. 1st ed.
- Catwings Return
Dancing at the Edge of the World
Fire and Stone with illustrator Laura Marshall.
Napa: The Roots and Springs of the Valley.
Way of the Water's Going: Images of the Northern California
Coastal Range with Ernest Waugh and Allan (or Alan) Nicholson, nature
photographs and excerpts of Always Coming Home.
The Blind Geometer and The Return from Rainbow Bridge -
Peter Gudynas, Michael B¨o;hme, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Kim Stanley
- Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea
Gifts of Blood: The Collected Stories of Susan Petrey
- No Boats
Searoad: Chronicles of Klatsand
- Fish Soup (chapbook). 1st ed.
A Ride on the Red Mare's Back (chapbook).
Blue Moon Over Thurman Street (chapbook).
- The Norton Book of Science Fiction: North American Science
Fiction, 1960-1990. 1st Ed.
"The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas."
"Earthsea Revisioned." A lecture delivered under the title:
"Children, women, men and dragons" at Worlds Apart, an institute sponsored
by Children's Literature New England and held from August 2 to 8, 1992 at
Keble College, Oxford University, England.
- A Fisherman of the Inland Sea: Science Fiction
Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings (for children).
Going Out With Peacocks and Other Poems 1st Ed.
Buffalo Gals graphic novel
"The Matter of Seggri"
- Four Ways to Forgiveness.
"Coming of Age in Karhide"
"A Man of the People"
"A Woman's Liberation"
- Unlocking the Air and Other Stories.
The Twins, the Dream: Two Voices; Las gemelas, el sueño:
dos voces. With Diana Bellessi, 1946- .
- Tao Te Ching: A Book About the Way and the Power of the
Way. A new translation by Le Guin with Jerome P. Seaton.
- Steering the Craft
"Tom Mouse and Ms. Howe." 1st Ed.
- "Jane on Her Own: A Catwings Tale."
Sixty Odd: New Poems.
Tales From Earthsea
The Other Wind
- The Birthday of the World