A loud and sustained Hurraaaaaaaah for Ursula K. Le Guin, who will be the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the National Book Foundation.
The award is the NBP Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, which is (and I quote):
One of Literature’s most prestigious honors, the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters recognizes individuals who have made an exceptional impact on this country’s literary heritage.
Congratulations, Ursula. You are a national treasure. (But then we knew that all along.)