The Future Library: A forest unfolding for next century’s books
Some of the world’s most acclaimed authors are secretly working on manuscripts to be read only by future generations.
A forest is slowly growing in Norway.
In 100 years, the paper from its trees will be an anthology of books – with a new acclaimed writer contributing a text every year.
But by the time these texts are read, in 2114, most of us will be gone.
Because the works are not for us. Instead, they are a secret dialogue with future generations that will only be seen by them.
These works aim to communicate across space and time over many, many years.
This is the Future Library.
Published On 28 Jan 2023