Katie Paterson - New Future Library Author announced

Announcing Tsitsi Dangarembga

The Zimbabwean writer joins authors including Margaret Atwood and Ocean Vuong who have agreed to lock away new writing in the Katie Paterson's Future Library. 


One 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 ninety four years' time. Between now and then, one writer every year will contribute a text, with the writings held in trust, unpublished, until 2114. The text will be stored in a specially designed room at the new public library Deichman Bjørvika, Oslo, until its release.


Tsitsi Dangarembga made the Booker shortlist for her most recent novel, This Mournable Body, the story of a girl trying to make a life in post-colonial Zimbabwe which received critial praise.

August 28, 2021