Future Lit

‘Hard times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope. We’ll need writers who can remember freedom – poets, visionaries – realists of a larger reality.’

‘Right now, we need writers who know the difference between production of a market commodity and the practice of an art. Developing written material to suit sales strategies in order to maximise corporate profit and advertising revenue is not the same thing as responsible book publishing or authorship.’

& dat is nog maar ‘t begin van de speech van Ursula K. Le Guin op 19-11-2014 – lees de rest:
www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/20/ursula-k-le-guin-national-book-awards-speech

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