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Author Ursula K. Le Guin at Seattle University.
Courtesy of Dean Forbes, Seattle University

Ursula K. Le Guin On Getting ‘Permission’ To Write Like A Woman

Legendary science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin visited Seattle University recently to meet with students and read from her novel "The Lathe of Heaven." The work was chosen as the common text reading for SU freshman and transfer students this year.

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Seattle University professor Kate Koppelman joined Le Guin in conversation. On the choice of "The Lathe of Heaven" for the common text Koppelman says: “At its heart, it asks us to consider the relationship between self and other -- even more, our very conception of those two categories."

Le Guin is the author of many novels for children and adults. She is also an accomplished poet. She has won a National Book Award, five Hugo Awards, five Nebula Awards and the National Book Foundation Medal. She spoke at Seattle University’s Campion Ballroom on Oct. 28.

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