Video: Q&A with Novelist Sofi OksanenSofi Oksanen visited Sampsonia Way on April 27, 2010 to give a reading with Christos Tsiolkas and Tommy Wieringa. The event was sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh in partnership with PEN/America.
Oksanen read an excerpt of her novel Purge, in which a young woman escaping the sex-slave trade ends up in the backyard of an Estonian woman who survived sexual assault at the hands of Soviet occupiers.
Purge was ranked No. 1 on the Finnish bestseller list when it was first published and it has been translated into 25 languages.
In this video, Oksanen answers audience questions on writing, human trafficking and violence.