Ursula Le Guin was born in Berkley, California,
in 1929, daughter of the writer Theodora Krober and the
anthropologist Alfred Krober. Among her novels are The Left
Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed, both winners
of the Nebula and Hugo awards, Always Coming Home, winner of the
1985 Kafka Award, and Four Ways to Forgiveness. In 2009 she won her
sixth Nebula award for Powers.