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Ursula K. LeGuin Accepted Lifetime Achievement Award From Neil Gaiman Last Night; Can Still Give a Speech Like No One’s Business


Today in National Book Awards news that isn’t horribly depressing, last night Ursula K. Le Guin was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by none other than Neil Gaiman himself. In typically impressive Le Guin fashion, the 85-year-old then delivered a passionate speech about the future of fantasy, the responsibilities of writers, and the dangers of treating books as nothing more than a commodity (cough cough, Amazon).

Gaiman said of last night’s event, “I do not remember being happier than getting to give Ursula LeGuin her award.” I get it, buddy. I get it.

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