"Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin" Documentary To Air August 2 on PBS

This "American Masters" film reveals details of the author's life through interviews with her, as well as her friends, family members, and writers she influenced.

On August 2, PBS will air Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, a documentary on the acclaimed writer. Part of the "American Masters" series, the film—the first feature documentary on the writer, according to PBS—was produced with Le Guin’s participation over the last decade of her life. The author of the “Earthsea” fantasy series, The Left Hand of Darkness, and many more titles, died in January 2018.

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin tells the “intimate coming-of-age story of the Portland, OR, housewife and mother of three who forever transformed American literature by bringing science fiction into the literary mainstream.” Notoriously private, the personal and professional life of the author is revealed through interviews with her, family, friends, and authors she influenced, including Margaret Atwood.

The film has been shown at film festivals around the world and won the Outstanding Story Award at the 2019 Women in Film Festival and the Best of Fest at the 2019 DC Independent Film Festival.

 Read the full PBS press release below.


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