Watch this video clip of fantasy writer Ursula LeGuin's acceptance speech of the 2014 U.S. National Book Award. Be prepared to summarize and discuss the points she makes about writers and the contemporary world.
What are the main points of LeGuin's speech?
Do you agree with LeGuin's ideas? Why or why not?
LeGuin's speech was given in 2014. How are things different today? Or are they still the same? In what ways?
In your opinion, does fantasy and science fiction writing qualify as literary art?