May 29, 2015
By Andy Johnson
We are learning more details of the manuscript that legendary Canadian author Margaret Atwood has donated to the “Future Library” project in Norway. The work itself is called “Scribbler Moon” and Atwood says that the only part we’ll know about for 100 years. The Booker prize-winning novelist offered up that detail while standing among 1,000 newly planted pine trees in an Oslo forest that will be used to make the paper her work will be printed on in a century’s time. Over the next 100 years, 99 more authors – one a year – will contribute a text to the Future Library which will be held in trust for a century. The intention is to print 3,000 copies of all the texts once the collection is completed.
If you’re shopping for someone who has everything, 1,000 certificates, entitling their bearer to an edition come 2114, are available now. So far 100 have been sold at just under $2,000 apiece.