Art critic and novelist, John Berger, is donating his papers, according to the Guardian to the British Library:
Berger, a novelist, thinker, artist and art critic still very much working at the age of 82, has agreed to give his lifetime archive to the nation – donating it free to the British Library. But there is a quid pro quo. The British Library will have to come to Berger’s remote farm high in the French Alps to sort through and retrieve the boxes of papers, drafts and correspondence from his stables.
And since the library’s Jamie Andrews is coming during harvest time, he can help with the haymaking. “I’m hoping it will be fun,” said Andrews, a little nervously. “Nice way to spend the weekend, haymaking with John Berger. As long as he’s not expecting some brawny farmer type to turn up, because that’s really not me.” Getting Berger’s papers free is a coup for the British Library in a competitive field, especially with the US.