Sjón on Literature and the Future

Sjón on Literature and the Future



the first thing that comes to mind when we think about the future and literature and what role literature will play in the future is perhaps the most obvious one and that is how we as authors are going to respond to climate change and its effects on human society how do we write facing the possible extinction of math writers are people who usually do not like to be told what to write and with subjects to choose so this is not about that I think what we have to do is to believe in literature being a part of the solution a part of how we think about the situation and how we discover solutions to some of the problems that will arrive so it means that we need to protect literature as if it were an ecological home and that means protecting languages protecting literary forms making sure that people have access to places where they can tell their stories in books on the Internet in the cinema wherever we need to keep man's ability to work the literature as a tool of survival we have to protect that and the cities of literature are of course a statement in itself a statement that says we believe literature is one of the most essential things in human life

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