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Solzhenitsyn and Silberfeldt: Sofi Oksanen publishes a best-seller | Books from Finland

Solzhenitsyn and Silberfeldt: Sofi Oksanen publishes a best-seller | Books from Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
Author Sofi Oksanen – whose third novel, Puhdistus (Purge, 2008), has become an international best-seller – has founded a new publishing company, Silberfeldt, in 2011, with the intention of publishing paperback editions of her own books.
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Scena Theatre imports ‘Purge’ by the ‘Gothic Finn,’ Sofi Oksanen

Scena Theatre imports ‘Purge’ by the ‘Gothic Finn,’ Sofi Oksanen | Finland | Scoop.it
In her disturbing play “Purge,” Sofi Oksanen explores the terror of the Soviet era.

Some of “Purge” is so disturbing that when Finnish playwright and novelist Sofi Oksanen read from it at the PEN festival in New York last year, she chose a love scene rather than risk a sleepless night for her audience.
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BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - Woman's Hour, 10/05/2011

BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - Woman's Hour, 10/05/2011 | Finland | Scoop.it
Jane Garvey presents. Restorative justice; Mad Men's designer; author Sofi Oksanen.

Sofi Oksanen is a Finnish-Estonian novelist who’s been called a “literary Lady Gaga”. With her purple hair, gothic makeup and passionately feminist politics, the 34-year-old has a rock-star status at home and, like fellow Nordic writers Stieg Larsson and Hillary Mankell, has taken Scandinavian fiction to a mass international audience. Her breakthrough came with her latest book Purge, a dark tale of sex trafficking and abuse which has won a swathe of awards and become a global top 10 bestseller since it was published last year. She joins Jane to talk about why she chose her hard-hitting material and why the job of the writer is to make us witness what we don’t want to see.
Purge is published in paperback by Atlantic Books
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Finnish translated works struggle in English-language world - YLE News

Finnish translated works struggle in English-language world - YLE News | Finland | Scoop.it
 Finnish authors are gaining popularity in the literary world. But demand for translated work by Finns is still weak in the English-speaking market.

 

Sofi Oksanen in photo

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North star: interview with author Sofi Oksanen - Herald Scotland | Arts & Ents | Book Features

North star: interview with author Sofi Oksanen - Herald Scotland | Arts & Ents | Book Features | Finland | Scoop.it
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