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.

 

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