Ursala K. Le Guin and the Power of Fantasy Writing

Science fiction and fantasy writer Ursala K. Le Guin has some powerful things to say in her acceptance speech when she was awarded the National Book Foundation’s medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in November 2014. She calls out traditional publishers and their policies, encourages writers to stand up against corporate systems and challenges authors to spark the imagination of their readers to help them envision alternatives to how we live.

Fantasy writers, have a special opportunity to stand up to the corporate system because they can portray a world very different from the one we currently live in.

source: YES Magazine