Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Why Ursula K LeGuin is my Hero

LeGuin has always been one of my favorite authors. (I have probably read "The Lathe of Heaven" a dozen or more times.) Her recent work is just as powerful and relevant as her older work and she continues to be a role model for me as a writer with her ascerbic wit. In reading LeGuin, I get the sense that she is not only a story teller, but a truth teller, using her fictional worlds to uncover the reality of our lives, warts and all.

I followed this link to LeGuin's essay on genre from a wonderful blog one of my crit partners turned me on to.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. A warning--don't be drinking anything as you read it or you may spew it all over your keyboard.

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