In this video, Sofi Oksanen answers audience questions on writing, human trafficking and violence. On April 27, 2010, Oksanen visited City of Asylum Pittsburgh to give a reading with Christos Tsiolkas and Tommy Wieringa.
Christos Tsiolkas visited City of Asylum Pittsburgh on April 27, 2010. In this video, Tsiolkas talks about his process constructing characters, writing about sex, The Slap’s reception, and Australian slang.
In this video, Christos Tsiolkas reads an excerpt from his novel The Slap, which explores the changing lifestyle of Australia’s middle-class and confronts issues such as multiculturalism, homophobia, and infidelity.
n this video, Sofi Oksanen reads 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.
Sofi Oksanen, a Finnish-Estonian writer, connects violence against women, the Congolese mineral trade and the importance of oral history. Her new novel, Purge, examines the effects of violence related to mineral conflicts in the Congo.
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.