Interview: On Ursula K. Le Guin for Public Books, 24 October 2023

It was an incredible honour to be part of this conversation for Public Books marking Le Guin’s birthday, with Le Guin biographer Julie Philips, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin filmmaker Arwen Curry and host John Plotz, and to talk about Space Crone.

That opposition to violence, to domination, seems to me the unifying theme of her politics, even if it took a while to translate it into being called feminism. But an opposition to violence—being antiwar, antinuclear, against the separation between human beings and other beings on the planet—seems to be a thread that you can follow through her thinking and something that she was constantly grappling with.