Future Library

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Judith Schalansky is ninth author to write secret work for Future Library
The German author’s contribution will remain unseen, alongside contributions from authors including Margaret Atwood and David Mitchell, until 2114

Sarah Shaffi

28, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Oslo’s Future Library: hope in practice | Editorial
Editorial: Trees, vision and shelf space are all needed for an exemplary project that will hide books for a century

Editorial

21, Jun, 2022 @5:22 PM

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Future Library opens secret archive of unseen texts in Oslo
David Mitchell, Sjón, Tsitsi Dangarembga and Karl Ove Knausgård join inaugural celebration of project housing works that will remain unseen until 2114

Rosie Goldsmith

14, Jun, 2022 @2:51 PM

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Tsitsi Dangarembga’s next work won’t be read by anyone until 2114
The Zimbabwean writer joins authors including including Margaret Atwood and Ocean Vuong who have agreed to lock away new writing in the Future Library

Alison Flood

25, Aug, 2021 @6:00 PM

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'You'll have to die to get these texts': Ocean Vuong’s next manuscript to be unveiled in 2114
Vietnamese-American author and poet joins Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell and Karl Ove Knausgård to lock away work in Norway to be published in 94 years’ time

Sian Cain

19, Aug, 2020 @8:53 AM

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Karl Ove Knausgaard's latest work to remain unseen until 2114
After concluding his bestselling My Struggle sequence, he will write a work for the Future Library, alongside previous contributors Margaret Atwood and David Mitchell

Alison Flood

20, Oct, 2019 @12:30 PM

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Han Kang hands over book to remain unseen until 2114
Novelist presented the Future Library manuscript wrapped in a ceremonial cloth as used in South Korean rites marking birth and death

Alison Flood

28, May, 2019 @1:52 PM

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Han Kang to bury next book for almost 100 years in Norwegian forest
Prize-winning South Korean author joins Margaret Atwood and David Mitchell as a contributor to Future Library project

Alison Flood

31, Aug, 2018 @8:57 AM

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Elif Shafak joins Future Library, writing piece to be unveiled in 2114
The Turkish novelist follows Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell and Sjón in creating work for publishing project that will only be printed 97 years from now

Alison Flood

27, Oct, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Sjón is Future Library's next recruit to become a 22nd-century author
The Icelandic writer joins Margaret Atwood and David Mitchell in creating a work to be locked away in Norway until 2114, as part of Katie Paterson’s art installation

Alison Flood

14, Oct, 2016 @6:30 AM

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Sjón: why Oslo’s Future Library is a fairytale come true
The Icelandic poet follows Margaret Atwood and David Mitchell as the latest contributor to the Future Library anthology. He describes the magic behind the project

Sjón

14, Oct, 2016 @6:30 AM

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David Mitchell buries latest manuscript for a hundred years
Author of Cloud Atlas delivers his new work – which won’t be read until 2114 – to Oslo’s Nordmarka forest as part of the Future Library project

Alison Flood

30, May, 2016 @3:58 PM

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