The Future Library
By Peng Shepherd
Forthcoming translations: Chinese, Dutch
“[A] lovely exploration of various conceptions of immortality… beautiful while also being melancholy.” —A.C. Wise, author of Wendy, Darling
“I had to stop reading for a while and take a walk around my neighborhood to decompress. [This story] got under my skin in the best and worst way.” —Alex Brown, Ignyte award-winning critic
More than a hundred years from now, an arborist fighting to save the last remaining forest on Earth discovers a secret about the trees—one that changes not only her life, but also the fate of our world.
Inspired by the real-life Framtidsbiblioteket, a long-term literary and environmental public art project underway in the Norwegian wilderness.