Now comes artist Katie Paterson, who has planted a small forest in Norway. In 2114, that forest will supply paper for a special anthology of books. Between now and then, one writer per year will contribute a text; the accumulating anthology will be held in trust, unread and unpublished, until the year the forest transforms into manuscripts that will be presented in a specially designed room in the Oslo public library.
So far, Margaret Atwood (2014), David Mitchell (2015), and Sjón (2016) have contributed texts for the project. Below, excerpts from an interview with Paterson first published in Apollo.