“We will need writers who can remember freedom.”

Ursula K LeGuin

Photo used per CC, thanks to K. Kendall here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kkendall/8356005183

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:

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