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."
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.