We are thrilled to announce that Broadway Books has declared 2022 The Year of Reading Ursula K. Le Guin! Through January 2023, all of her books can be purchased at a 20% discount through us. We hope to be able to offer some Le Guin-centric events later in the year if the pandemic subsides enough to allow it. In the interim, we encourage you to follow David Naimon's Tin House podcast Between the Covers. He will be releasing one episode each month centering on how Ms. Le Guin's writing influenced other writers.
We also want to make sure everyone is aware of the Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction. The first prize will be awarded on October 21, 2022. (October 21st was her birthday.) The Prize will be given to a writer whose work reflects the concepts and ideas that were central to Ursula’s own work, including but not limited to: hope, equity, and freedom; non-violence and alternatives to conflict; and a holistic view of humanity’s place in the natural world. Nominations for the prize are open from February 1, 2022, to April 30, 2022. For more information on this prize click here. September 2022 Update: The short list for this inaugural prize has been announced! The nine shortlisted titles appear below, before the list of books by Ms. Le Guin. The finalist will be announced next month.