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Katie Paterson looking at a mirror ball which is actively reflecting specs of light across the room

The annual Future Library handover ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 12, 2022 in Oslo. The Future Library Trust, founded by Katie Paterson in 2014, invites one author each year from across the globe to write a piece of writing (anything from a poem, short story, to a full length book) which will be held in trust, unread and unpublished until the year 2114.

This year's event, which has been postponed for over two years, invites authors Karl Ove Knausgård, Ocean Vuong, and Tsitsi Dangarembga to hand over manuscripts to the 100-year art project. It will include the opening of the manuscripts’ resting place, the silent room in the new public library Deichman Bjørvika. The silent room will be home to all of the manuscripts contributed to the project until their eventual publication in the year 2114. The room is designed by artist Katie Paterson and architects Atelier Oslo and LundHagem. The opening of this very special place marks an important milestone for Future Library

To learn more about this project, visit the Future Library website here.

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