Ursula LeGuin to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award!

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 … Continue reading

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Forging Stories: Exploring the Metaphor

A mainstream writer, who shall remain nameless (only because I have, mercifully, forgotten his name), equated writing with forging horseshoes. A writer was a wordsmith, he said, which was just like being a blacksmith. It took sweat, discipline and brute … Continue reading

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