22 September 2015

Le Guin interview

Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the preeminent speculative fiction authors. Her novels include The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed, A Wizard of Earthsea and many other award winners. Her work deals with themes such as gender and sexual identity, race, culture, environmentalism, anarchism and others.

About science fiction she says, "...science fiction ...contemplates possible futures."

Last week there was a very interesting interview of Le Guin over at salon.com: Ursula K. Le Guin on myths, Modernism and why "I'm a little bit suspicious of the MFA program". Highlights include:

  • Regarding publishing: the rules of the game are all changing, and the game itself is kind of a different game... no one knows where it'g going.
  • Regarding writing: ...there is a good way to write, and a not-so-good way to write. This hasn't changed.
  • Regarding critique groups: ...People who meet and read ... and critique...It's simply very nourishing and very useful.
She's a fascinating author. Check out the whole article!

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