As previously announced, Ursula K. Le Guin received the medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Awards. She accepted the medal at a ceremony held November 19, 2014 in New York. Her acceptance speech was a rousing call to arms against the “profiteers” who threaten publishing, denouncing “corporate fatwas,” and stressing the importance of art over “market commodity.” Video of her entire speech can be viewed here.
- Blinks: Ursula K. Le Guin’s National Book Awards speech
- Periodicals, mid-November