In accepting the National Book Awards 2014 Distinguished Contribution award last week, author Ursula K. Le Guin blew the room away with a stunning and inspiring speech. [Via]
The speech is transcribed here, and the YouTube video embedded below. Short and succinct, yet profound.
What’s wrong with publishing these days? In a nutshell, capitalism. Same thing that’s wrong with everything else. What does one of our greatest future-thinking minds think needs to be done to save publishing?
Thanks to the GalleyCat blog for surfacing this photo blog on Tumblr that combines two of my favorite things – writers and kitties.
Does this say something about writers, and why so many of them like cats, or something about cats, and why writers are drawn to them? Or does it say something about why people who are into literature tend to also be into cats?