Le Guin Receives Ken Kesey Award

Ursula K. Le Guin is the winner of the 2014 Ken Kesey Award for Fiction from Portland-based Literary Arts, which annually celebrates notable Oregon writers in their Oregon Book Awards & Oregon Literary Fellowships program. Le Guin was honored for The Unreal and The Real: Collected Stories Vol. 1 and 2.

This is her second Oregon Book Award, the other given in 1992 for her novel Searoad.

“I am delighted that The Unreal and the Real was given the Oregon Book Award for fiction,” said Le Guin. “I presented the fiction award at the first OBA ceremony, in 1987 — it was the H.L. Davis Award then, and as I remarked last night, to me it still is…. The audience was, as always, large, friendly, and unruly. Portland really is a great town for book people, and Oregon Literary Arts is a great part of it.”

[From a Book View Cafe press release.]