Remember that one week last year when we were all pushing to save the USPS? Well, here is another reason to support them: they’re putting beloved sci-fi writer Ursula K. Le Guin on a stamp!
Honestly, why is this not something all writers aspire to? Awards come and go. Cash prizes get spent. Names fall off the bestseller lists. But forever stamps are forever! It’s the 33rd one in their Literary Arts series, which has also featured Edith Wharton, Dorothy Parker, Ernest Hemingway, Ayn Rand (???), Zora Neale Hurston, and James Baldwin.
The stamp, to be released later this year, will feature the writer’s portrait, surrounded by a scene from her iconic novel The Left Hand of Darkness—which we would absolutely recommend if you want to be enveloped (get it?) by a novel. You won’t be able to tare (sorry) yourself away.
It’s a fitting tribute for an author who always delivers! I mean, truly first-class.