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October 24, 2019

Future Library

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Alison Flood wrote last Sunday in the Guardian that Karl Ove Knausgaard is to become the sixth contributor to the Future Library, which collects works by contemporary authors that will remain unread until 2114.

From her piece: 

The Future Library is described as a "living, breathing, organic artwork, unfolding over 100 years" by its creator, Scottish artist Katie Paterson.

It currently consists of 1,000 spruce trees that were planted in Oslo's Nordmarka forest in 2014.

After a century, they will be cut down and turned into paper.

On this, the manuscripts by participating authors including Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell, and Elif Shafak will finally be printed.

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Better get your telomeres in order if you hope to read the 2114 pieces.

October 24, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


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