Video: Q&A with Novelist Sofi Oksanen

by Sampsonia Way    /  August 25, 2011  / No comments

Author Sofi Oksanen

Sofi Oksanen

Sofi 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.

Read Oksanen’s interview with Sampsonia Way

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Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.

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