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Le Guin and Gaiman at National Book Awards

Photo by Eileen Gunn
Photo by Eileen Gunn

At the 2014 National Book Awards, Ursula Le Guin accepted the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.  Author Neil Gaiman presented the awards.  Le Guin said, “I rejoice in accepting [this prize] for, and sharing it with, all the writers who were excluded from literature for so long: my fellow authors of fantasy and science fiction.”  NPR covered the award here:

Le Guin-related books from McFarland:

One Earth, One People:
The Mythopoeic Fantasy Series of Ursula K. Le Guin, Lloyd Alexander, Madeleine L’Engle and Orson Scott Card

Ursula K. Le Guin’s Journey to Post-Feminism

Nature and the Numinous in Mythopoeic Fantasy Literature

The Past That Might Have Been, the Future That May Come:
Women Writing Fantastic Fiction, 1960s to the Present

Practicing Science Fiction:
Critical Essays on Writing, Reading and Teaching the Genre

Literary Eats:
Emily Dickinson’s Gingerbread, Ernest Hemingway’s Picadillo, Eudora Welty’s Onion Pie and 400+ Other Recipes from American Authors Past and Present

Gaiman-related books from McFarland:

Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman:
Essays on the Comics, Poetry and Prose

Neil Gaiman in the 21st Century:
Essays on the Novels, Children’s Stories, Online Writings, Comics and Other Works

The Gothic Fairy Tale in Young Adult Literature:
Essays on Stories from Grimm to Gaiman