What would you ask if you could write ten letters to your future self? How might they reply? In 2017, three people got the chance to find out. Yet with access to the future come even greater surprises in the present...
Letters to 2039 examines hope, despair and human development. It explores our tendency for solipsism, even when faced with the chance to receive unprecedented insight into the future, and about how we might help others. At a time when planning for and predicting the future seems to have found its cultural counterpart in mindfulness, and when quantifiable outcomes have become the favoured yardstick of progress, this book looks at the tensions between the present and the future, as well as the unpredictability of the human experience.
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About the Author
Rosie is a freelance journalist based in the north of England. She has written for the Dalesman, Wanderlust and the Huffington Post, and contributes a monthly piece to the Guardian's Mind Your Language blog. A huge language enthusiast, Rosie is also at the helm of a new enterprise for promoting language teaching and learning, a feat which complements her creative writing to the degree that she wants readers to think about how far language can really convey what we mean it to. The Tammersford Lot is Rosie's first collection of short stories. She also writes poetry and dabbles in illustration, as well as penning comic pieces that satirise the human world under the guide of an ex-penguin.