Monthly Archives: December 2014

Ursula K. Leguin

Love these remarks about publishing by Ursula K. LeGuin! She talks about how publishers should hang onto integrity and resist commercial pressures. She talks about how sci-fi and fantasy were once not considered suitable literature (now, dystopia is practically the rule!) She also scathingly criticized Amazon. A publishing executive called “the most ferocious speech ever given at the National Book Awards.” Besides books for children, she has written poetry and criticism. She’s a natural rebel, being from Berkeley, CA! More info at NPR. Here is her own site.