JL Fantasy

The realists of a larger reality

24 januari 2018

En av fantasyvärldens allra mest lysande individer har lämnat oss. Ursula Le Guin var före sin tid, tänjde gränser och försvarade all fantastik både från inre och yttre fiender.

I rejoice in accepting this award for, and sharing it with, all the writers who were excluded from litteratur for so long. My fellow authors of fantasy and science fiction. Writers of the imagination, who for the last 50 years have watched all the beautiful awards go to the so called realists. I think hard times are coming when we will be wanting the voices of writers who can se 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. We will need writers who can remember freedom. Poets and visionaries, the realists of a larger reality. Right now, I think we need writers who can know the difference between the production of a market commodity and practice of an art.” - Ursula Le Guin


Ursula K. Le Guin accepts the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the 65th National Book Awards on November 19, 2014.

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