The Man Booker prize-winning novelist Han Kang has been named as the fifth writer to contribute to Katie Paterson's Future Library and will bury the next book for almost 100 years next year, in a Norwegian Forest.
Future Library is a public artwork by Scottish artist Katie Paterson that will unfold over 100 years in the city of Oslo, Norway. The Canadian author Margaret Atwood was the first author to contribute (2014) followed by British novelist David Mitchell (2015), Icelandic poet, novelist and lyricist Sjón (2016) and Turkish author and political commentator Elif Shafak (2017).
Han Kang was born in 1970, in Gwang-ju, South Korea. When she was nine years old she moved with her family to Seoul, where she spent her formative years. After studying Korean literature, Han Kang worked as an editor for a cultural magazine and a book review journal. In 1993 she made her debut as a poet and in 1994 she won the Seoul Daily News short story competition. Since then, she has published three collections of short stories, one collection of poetry and seven novels, including Your Cold Hands, The Vegetarian (winner of the Man Booker International Prize for fiction in 2016), Human Acts (winner of the Malaparte Prize in 2017) and The White Book.