Two Interviews with Sofi Oksanen

Two interviews with Sofi Oksanen, author of Purge, from her PEN World Voices tour in April, are now available online.

There is a radio interview from WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show that is mostly an introduction to the plot and historical background of the book. Good for those who would like to learn some of the basics about Estonian history and language.

Sampsonia Way magazine’s interview is an exploration of the novel’s deeper themes and political implications. I found this interview very interesting.

There are recent reviews of Purge in The L Magazine and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. That’s right, the Cleveland Plain Dealer. I’m pretty pleased about that.

UPDATE: Purge has also been reviewed in a recent edition of The Asian Age and was discussed on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Here on Earth.

UPDATE 6/16/2010: There’s an excellent review of Purge in Mumbai Boss magazine today.

More about Purge


~ by lolarusa on May 28, 2010.

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