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'You'll have to die to get these texts': Ocean Vuong’s next manuscript to be unveiled in 2114


Vietnamese-American author and poet joins Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell and Karl Ove Knausgård to lock away work in Norway to be published in 94 years’ time

Ocean Vuong is to become the seventh author in the Future Library, an ongoing art project that sees contemporary writers pen works that will remain unread until 2114, when they will be opened and printed on 1,000 trees currently growing just outside Oslo.

The writer and poet, who was born in Saigon and now lives in Massachusetts, is the author of the novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous and the TS Eliot prize-winning poetry collection Night Sky With Exit Wounds.

Related: Into the woods: Margaret Atwood reveals her Future Library book, Scribbler Moon

Maybe I'm being too grim but my main concern is will readers be there? Or will they be in a bunker?

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