The Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia and the printing house "Jumava" in cooperation with the Finnish Embassy in Latvia invite to a literary event with the participation of Finnish writer Sofi Oksanen taking place on 4 March, 18.00 at the premises of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia, 13/3 Marijas Str. (Bergs Bazaar), Riga. Conversation will be held in Finnish and translated into Latvian by Maima Grinberga.
Finnish-Estonian author Sofi Oksanen has won Nordic Council Literature Prize in year 2010 for her novel “Puhdistus” (“Purge”).
Written with a rich and expressive language she weaves a specific historical event, the Soviet occupation of Estonia, with a globally burning issue – human trafficking.
"Sofi Oksanen's novel Purge takes place in two periods of time in Estonia, but its themes of love, treachery, power and powerlessness are timeless. Purge vibrates with tension: unspoken secrets and deeply shameful deeds stretch out across the book like a web and compel the reader to keep reading. With a rare precise and apposite language Oksanen describes what history does to individuals and history's pervasion in the present."