Posted on September 28, 2022 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

An International Booker-shortlisted author is the next to join the Future Library project.

The Guardian reports that German writer Judith Schalansky is the ninth writer to participate, joining such names as Ocean Vuong, Margaret Atwood, Han Kang, Tsitsi Dangarembga, and Karl Ove Knausgård.

Contributors to the project write a book of any length and any genre that won’t be published until 2114, when trees in an Oslo forest will be cut down and turned into the paper upon which these manuscripts are printed.

Schalansky told journalists that she's considering "an ancient genre like a chronicle, a hymn or a lament” for her work.

She has previously written An Inventory of Losses (on the 2021 International Booker shortlist), Atlas of Remote Islands (an international bestseller), and The Giraffe’s Neck.

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