Future Library: Judith Schalansky and Ocean Vuong to hand over manuscripts to the 100-year art project

The Future Library handover ceremony 2023 will take place Sunday, 21 May in Oslo with Judith Schalansky and Ocean Vuong. 

An intimate ceremony will be held within the Nordmarka Forest, Oslo, to mark this historical occasion. Visitors can join this year’s contributor, German writer and book designer Judith Schalansky and the Vietnamese American writer and poet Ocean Vuong who will hand over his manuscript from last year. Together we will walk through the trees to a clearing filled with one thousand 9-year-old spruce saplings: the Future Library forest.

The day will begin at 9.45am at Frognerseteren station, a short train ride from Oslo city centre. From here we will walk into the forest together to where the ceremony will be held.  
After the forest ceremony in-conversation events take place in the Deichman Library, Oslo with each of the authors, the events will begin at 2:30pm.  Everyone is welcome. 
All of the day’s events will be live-streamed and spread worldwide. If you are unable to attend the ceremony please join us by streaming the event here or via Future Library’s Facebook page, linked below.
For more information about the event, or if you are considering attending in person,  please contact: info@futurelibrary.no

Future Library is a public artwork by Scottish artist Katie Paterson that will unfold over a century in the city of Oslo, Norway.  Margaret Atwood was the first author to contribute in 2014, followed by David Mitchell for 2015, and Sjón 2016, Elif Shafak 2017, Han Kang 2018, Karl Ove Knausgård 2019, Ocean Vuong 2020, Tsitsi Dangarembga 2021, and Judith Schalansky will submit her manuscript this year.

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