Finland's eccentric and most important writer presents her spellbinding new novel Norma.
Finnish-Estonian novelist and playwright Sofi Oksanen (b. 1977) debuted in 2003 with Stalin’s Cows, which won her the recognition of Northern Europe’s readers and critics. Her international breakthrough came with the publication of Purge. Translated into more than 40 languages, the novel earned Oksanen the title of "literary phenomenon" in American press and innumerable awards, including the 2010 Nordic Council Literature Prize. With her powerfully evocative narrative Sofi Oksanen established herself as the greatest voice of her generation. Her work sold altogether more than two millions. Her latest novel Norma, published in 2015, introduces yet another aspect of Oksanen’s authorship. It is a bold entry into new landscape where reality’s darker sides are edged with a whisper of old magic.
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The conversation with the author will be held in English.