Born in 1929 in Berkeley, California, daughter of writer Theodora Kroeber and anthropologist Alfred L. Kroeber. In 1953 married historian Charles A. Le Guin. Three children, four grandchildren. Lives in Oregon.
She's published 20 novels; many short stories in 10 collections reprinted from periodicals including The New Yorker, Omni, Redbook, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Fantastic, Amazing, Playboy, Playgirl, Tri-Quarterly,Kenyon Review, etc. Six volumes of poetry, many poems reprinted from periodicals including Calyx, Milkweed, Kenyon Review, Mr Cogito, Seattle Review, NW Review, Open Places, Backbone, Orion, Parabola, Paradoxa. Four volumes of translation. Thirteen books for children. Criticism in periodicals including The Yale Review, Antaeus Foundation, SF Studies,Calyx, Critical Inquiry, Parabola, and four collections of essays. Screenplays; sound recordings.