American writer of science fiction and fantasy, poet and critical essays. Her thought-provoking novels include The Left Hand of Darkness (1969), which won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, as did The Dispossessed (1974), and Lavinia (2008).
Science fiction was not always a welcoming place for women
Carl Orff was an extremely private person, insisting that his work is the only important thing. When the editor for a lexicon on modern opera asked Orff to provide some bibliographical information, Orff replied: “Carl Orff, born in Munich, still living there.” His eight volume autobiography revea