With her sharp mind and wit, master storyteller Ursula K. Le Guin generously shares the accumulated wisdom of a lifetime's work at the writer's craft. Concerned with how a story is told, what moves and what clogs it, STEERING THE CRAFT looks at the sound of language; rhythm and repetition; grammar; crowding, leaping, focus, and control; and more. Indispensable for established as well as aspiring writers.
Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (1929-2018) was an American author. She has written novels, poetry, children's books, essays, and short stories, most notably in the fantasy and science fiction genres.
Le Guin was first published in the 1960s. Her works explore philosophical, psychological and sociological themes. She has received several Hugo and Nebula awards, and was awarded the Gandalf Grand Master award in 1979 and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Grand Master Award in 2003.
Le Guin was born in Berkeley, California, the daughter of the anthropologist Alfred L. Kroeber and the writer Theodora Kroeber. Her father was granted the first Ph.D. in Anthropology in the United States in 1901 (Columbia University). She ... (more)