Sofi Oksanen Wins Nordic Council Literature Prize
This year’s Nordic Council Literature Prize, given annually for the best work of literature written in Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Faroese, or Sámi, has been awarded to Sofi Oksanen for her novel Purge (Puhdistus). Purge is the first novel ever to win the Nordic Prize and both of Finland’s most prestigious literary prizes, the Finlandia and the Runeberg.
The English translation of the book (translated by yours truly) will officially be released in the U.S. on April 1st. As you may have gathered, it’s a good book.
Oksanen will be touring the United States in the last week of April as part of the PEN World Voices Festival. More information about the tour is in a previous post.