I love this woman. Sometimes-dire thoughts from Ursula K LeGuin on the role of art in society and the state of the book publishing industry. At the National Book Awards:
I think hard times are coming when we will be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now and can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine some real grounds for hope.
Read LeGuin’s words in full here: parkerhiggins.net
Edited to add the YouTube video of this talk: