February 24, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Pictures of the Week: The 2014 National Book Awards Ceremony

On November 19, notables from the literature world gathered at Cipriani’s Wall Street restaurant, in New York City, to fête the winners of the 65th annual National Book Awards, sponsored by the National Book Foundation. Children’s literature and young adult authors were present and decked out in their shiny best, including Ursula Le Guin, who accepted an award for her distinguished contribution to American letters and stole the show with her rousing speech, during which she torched Amazon for its pricing dispute with Hachette Publishing, defended science fiction writers, and was quoted as saying:

“We need writers who remember freedom.”

Watch her rousing speech on YouTube.

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  1. Richard Moore says:

    No link to the text?