Highly-esteemed author Margaret Atwood has recently agreed to write a story that won't be published for another 100 years. Katie Paterson, Scottish artist and creator of The Future Library Project, pitched the idea to Atwood. According to “The Guardian,” Atwood said, "It is the kind of thing you either immediately say yes or no to. You don't think about it for very long.”
As part of The Future Library Project, 100 books are set to be published in the year 2114. Paterson has been responsible for the planting of 1,000 trees outside of Oslo, Norway for the endeavor, as well as beginning to invite one author per year up until 2114. Atwood has refused to state what the novel will be about.
While the reception of one's book must be paramount in an author's mind, Atwood is taking it all in stride. “The Guardian” quoted Atwood as saying, “You don't have to be around for the part when if it's a good review the publisher takes credit for it and if it's a bad review it's all your fault. And why would I believe them anyway?”
For the full article: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/05/margaret-atwood-new-work-unseen-century-future-library