La afamada Úrsula K. Leguin ha recibido el premio honorario National Book por toda su carrera.
El director ejecutivo de la fundación que concede el premio dijo de ella:
«Ursula Le Guin has had an extraordinary impact on several generations of readers and, particularly, writers in the United States and around the world. She has shown how great writing will obliterate the antiquated — and never really valid — line between popular and literary art. Her influence will be felt for decades to come.»