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Ursula K. Le Guin will receive National Book Foundation award
Ursula K. Le Guin will receive National Book Foundation award

Science fiction-fantasy legend Ursula K. Le Guin will be awarded the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the group announced Tuesday. Le Guin, 84, will be the 27th winner of the medal and the second science fiction-fantasy author to receive the honor (after Stephen King in 2003). Portland, Ore., novelist Le Guin is a familiar name not just to fantasy fans but to pretty much everybody in the literary world. She's perhaps best known for her groundbreaking 1969 science fiction novel "The Left Hand of Darkness," widely considered one of the best novels in the genre as well as a landmark of feminist literature. It's...

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