Our November event exploring Ursula Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea and the author’s enduring legacy was one of our most popular yet, with almost 100 Le Guin readers and fans sharing in the discussion. If you weren’t able to make it (or if you … Continue reading A reader’s view: Check out this fantastic report from our recent event celebrating Ursula Le Guin
Cardiff BookTalk follows up its season of science fiction and fantasy by turning to another popular genre: the literary thriller. Join us on the evening of Monday 11th February 2019 as we explore The Golden Orphans, the brand new novel by Cardiff author Gary Raymond. … Continue reading Save the date: Cardiff BookTalk’s first event for 2019 will be held on Monday 11th February
One of our speakers at our forthcoming event, Dr. Liesl King, shares her thoughts on the spiritual influences in the works of Ursula Le Guin.
There has been a fantastic response to our upcoming event on Ursula Le Guin, with all of the free tickets snapped up! If you missed out but would love to come, email firstname.lastname@example.org in case any additional tickets become available. And if you booked a … Continue reading All tickets taken for BookTalk event celebrating Ursula Le Guin!
1) They offer three very different takes on the heroic journey We live in a time when the “Hero’s Journey” rules popular culture, in the wake of Star Wars. But years before George Lucas decided to distill Joseph Campbell into a simple space Western, Le … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why Le Guin’s Earthsea Books Can Still Change Your Life
In September 2003, A Wizard of Earthsea was selected as Classic of the Month as part of the ‘Building a Children’s Library’ series run by The Guardian.
As part of a series for Tor.com commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of A Wizard of Earthsea’s publication, Gabrielle Bellot considered what Le Guin’s pioneering sci-fi classic meant to her, as well as the ways it pushed against the boundaries of its time while simultaneously not quite pushing far enough.