Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I love Ursula Le Guin

I first read Ursula Le Guin when I was about 11. The book: A Wizard of Earthsea. I was convinced I was Ged. I also believed (not quite sure why) that Ursula Le Guin was a writer from the dim and distant past. Imagine my surprise, many years later, seeing her looking hale and hearty at a reading in Portland.

A Wizard of Earthsea still ranks as one of my favorite books. And Ursula Le Guin, the grande dame of Portland letters, is still going strong, battling Google. Here's a great piece on her written last week by Jeff Baker, the literary critic for The Oregonian:


  1. After seeing the Wizard of Earthsea in your list of books in your Xmas letter I bought the book again to read. I also loved it but have forgotten completely the story, so am looking forward to getting my lost memories back!

  2. Hi Rob,
    It's interesting rereading books you loved as a child.I wonder if we read it at the same time at St. Martin's? Let me know what you think after you get your lost memories back!

  3. Hi Michael,

    I saw your query on the DGLM blog and wanted to stop and say hi. I also live in Oregon and write YA. (Michael Bourret happens to be my agent...) I was wondering where you're at in Oregon. Feel free to shoot me an e-mail at brain (dot) bliss (at) gmail (dot) com


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