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    It was announced today that the third writer to take part in the project Katie Paterson started, 'the Future library' is one of Iceland's most brilliant author.

    I am always a bit surprised when someone from the ice gets such recognition but I shouldn't be, we have brilliant people in most fields and arts is a big one here.

    The author is Sjón, if you haven't read anything by him I highly recommend his work, anything you can get your hands on.

    But that brings me to my thoughts on this project. I will be dead when the manuscripts will be published and I find that very sad, really, really sad actually.

    The first two writers are Margaret Atwood and David Mithcell.
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    Why should you be dead, Helga? Is the launching date so far of?
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    in a hundred years, 2114, so unless I will live to be a 130 or so, I won't be able to read them

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...n-installation
    Last edited by Helga; 10-15-2016 at 04:33 AM.
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    Thanks for the link, Helga. I enjoyed the Sjón interview and will see if I can find any of his works (translated). I you could suggest any titles that would be so nice!
    As for the library, until the hundred years are over, much water will pass below the bridge, as we say here. It is an interesting project, but I wonder how it is going to be furthered if even the Swedish academy is losing the interest in books. And although I love books I don´t like the part of cutting so many trees to make books.
    Anyway neither we nor even LitNet will live to see the results.
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    I would certainly recommend his latest book 'Moonstone: the boy who never was' I know it has been translated it is a brilliant story about a gay teenager in 1918 here on they ice. One of my favourite also 'The Blue Fox' mentioned in the interview is brilliant and has mythical aspects, thoughts on mythical animals and treatment of people who are mentally challenged. He is a bit surreal at times but brilliant.
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    I´ll see what I can find here in the tropics (35şC today, and that at the beginning of spring). The Blue Fox
    sounds interesting.
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