Elif Shafak travels to the Future Library forest to hand over her manuscript, and reveal its title.
'Future Library' is an artwork by Katie Paterson. A thousand trees have been planted in Nordmarka, a forest just outside Oslo, which will supply paper for a special anthology of books to be printed in one hundred years time. Between now and then, one writer every year will contribute a text, with the writings held in trust, unpublished, until 2114. Margaret Atwood was the first author, David Mitchell followed, then Sjón, and Elif Shafak in 2018. A handover ceremony will be held in the Norwegian forest every Spring for the next 99 years.
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