Ursula LeGuin is a force to be reckoned with. Check out this her acceptance speech at the National Book Awards ceremony this month. It comes with a political bite against the publishing industry turning literature into a profit making industry:

"I’ve had a long career as a writer, and a good one, in good company. Here at the end of it, I don’t want to watch American literature get sold down the river. We who live by writing and publishing want and should demand our fair share of the proceeds; but the name of our beautiful reward isn’t profit. Its name is freedom."