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Ursula K. Le Guin’s acceptance speech upon receiving the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the National Book Awards last month has been widely broadcast and commented on, particularly her remarks about publishers and distributors controlling books (subject matter, contents, price) in order to reap even greater profits.

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Through the Grapevine

Dearest Memoir,

This evening, I peeked through the leaves at Giant Gecko. She still isn’t feeling well, but she seems better than she was a few days ago. 387 more words

Crested Gecko

Earthsea (Ursula K. Le Guin)

The Earthsea series spans over several decades, as the first book came out in 1968, and the sixth and last came out in 2001. Despite that, the series remains coherent. 868 more words

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190. Why I Write

Barry suggested I check out a recent speech by Ursula K Le Guin as she accepted an award for lifetime achievement at the (American) National Book Awards.   678 more words

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Ursula K. Le Guin at the National Book Awards

Ursula Le Guin made a great speech at the National Book Awards while accepting a medal for her achievements, and that medal is well deserved, but her speech wasn’t about her achievements. 717 more words

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Ursula K. Le Guin's speech at the National Book Awards:

Ursula K. Le Guin is the reason I got into writing, probably even more so than Tolkien.

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Ursula Le Guin

On Nov. 19 2014, at the annual National Book Awards gala, Neil Gaiman presented the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to Ursula K. Le Guin. 744 more words