Author Ursula Le Guin Dies at Age 88: Fantasy author Ursula Le Guin died on January 22 at age 88 at her home in Portland, OR. The Berkeley native created the “Earthsea” series of science fiction/fantasy novels for young adults. She wrote 13 books for young people as well as more than 20 novels for adults, collections of short stories, and poetry. Among her many awards is the Margaret Edwards Award for lifetime achievement from YALSA, the Young Adult Services Association, a division of the American Library Association. She was also chosen to deliver the May Hill Arbothnot Lecture by the Association of Library Service to children, another division of ALA. www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/ursula-k-le-guin-acclaimed-for-her-fantasy-fiction-is-dead-at-88/ar-AAv5a1h?OCID=ansmsnnews11.