Ursula K Le Guin: US fantasy author dies at home in Oregon

Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning and best-selling science fiction writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, has died at 88.

She gained fame in 1969 with The Left Hand of Darkness, which involves a radical investigation of gender roles.

Her feminist-themed 1983 “Left-Handed Commencement Address” at Mills College was ranked one of the top 100 speeches of the 20th century by researchers at the University of Wisconsin and Texas A&M University.

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